If marriage is a choice, divorce might be a necessity, but you can choose how you go about it. You can go through the traditional courtroom drama, or choose Therapeutic Divorce (which can reduce time and expense).
Therapeutic Divorce does not mean keep getting divorced until you feel better. The idea behind it is to work out the details while allowing both sides to continue to be good parents, good employees or employers, good at whatever it is that they are. It keeps the focus on the business of how best to deal with the details.
Here are the bullet points of advantages to Therapeutic Divorce:
- You negotiate the settlement (instead of having a Judge decide it for you).
- No public records—because Therapeutic Divorce goes through mediation and not the courtroom, your dirty laundry remains your private matter.
- The process does not have to be expensive or take a long time.
If both sides are ready to sit down and take the necessary steps to complete the procedure, then it can be over and done within about a month. Seek competent legal counsel to discuss your circumstances and your divorce options.