In general, about 70 percent of couples wanting a divorce will go to court without a lawyer or any type of legal representation. However, this brings a problem because most of them don’t know what to do or how the system works. The most common thing these couples say is, “we just want to do what’s right.” Yet, the system does not exactly work that way.
One of the biggest problems is that many couples have no idea how to evenly divide their assets or manage other issues that need to be settled. When couples don’t have any children and the couples have limited financial means, these cases settle quickly. However, many of these couples need help, aside from the courts deciding. This means that mediation is a better route.
A mediator functions as a neutral lawyer that will help both parties through the divorce process. Yet, mediation is not for everyone. This is because some couples have so much anger and so many problems that they cannot be in the same room as each other. They lack the ability to communicate with each other and in those situations, mediation is not the best option.
Family law attorneys in Wake County are often more interested in posturing than in actually resolving family law disputes. As a result, they often employ hard bargaining tactics which emphasize the differences in their positions rather than seeking a common ground for settlement. This technique often results in one of the parties filing a Complaint in court which commences litigation. The high cost and long delays associated with theWake County Family Court System often make litigation an impractical method for resolving disputes. Parties increasingly find that they are spending more time and money to litigate than the cost to settle the matter. The increasing number of lawsuits filed each year is indicative of the unwillingness or inability of parties and their attorneys to effectively utilize negotiation to resolve disputes. It is not uncommon for the North Carolina attorney’s fees, expert witness fees, jury fees, court reporter fees and other related costs to exceed the amount in dispute. However, the Raleigh Divorce Lawyers at The Law Corner offer a practicable alternative: Mediation.
The Law Corner divorce attorneys in Raleigh can help explain the divorce process to you and help you with other divorce related issues, to include, but not limited to, the following:
Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)
The Law Corner Attorneys help people all over Wake County to include the following areas: Knightdale, Wake Forest, Raleigh, Morrisville, Apex, Wendell, Zebulon, New Hope,Cary, Rolesville, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, and Garner.