Getting a divorce can have long-term effects emotionally and legally. There are legal requirements from selecting the type of divorce to how to file and deciding on how assets should be divided. The Law Office of Gary W. Libby is experienced in all issues surrounding family law, such as divorce, and works closely with clients to help make the process much smoother.
Divorce: Alternative Resolution Processes
Not all divorces wind up in the courtroom. Divorce can be resolved through informal negotiations between yourself and your spouse or by using alternative dispute resolution proceedings (ADR). ADR proceedings include mediation, and arbitration. Today, many couples choose mediation or arbitration, as both processes are non-adversarial, cost effective and timely. In divorce mediation or arbitration, attorney Gary W. Libby acts as a legal coach and legal adviser to help clients achieve median success. Neutral third-party facilitators are assigned to help couples identify and resolve issues. With these processes, couples can have more control in settling matters, such as child custody and property distribution, instead of leaving it up to a judge or jury to decide. Attorney Gary W. Libby also helps clients prepare for the ADR proceedings and carefully reviews any proposed agreements before you sign. His goal is to protect your best interests.
Court Trial: Attorney Gary W. Libby
However, there are times when issues cannot be settled through ADR proceedings. The only other option is to then go to court. Attorney Gary W. Libby attains all the necessary documentation for financial records and assets and preps witnesses and clients for testimony. In matters of child custody, school psychologists and school personnel may be needed to testify. All around, attorney Gary W. Libby is a strong litigator in the courtroom and acts in the best interest of his clients. He has had many successes.
Once after all of the evidence has been examined and heard, the judge or jury will issue a final ruling. The final judgment dictates the divorced couple’s rights and obligations, including division of marital property, debts, living arrangements and child visitation. The judgment can be appealed, but it’s important to note that it is unusual for an appellate court to overturn a judge’s decision in a divorce case.
If you’re considering divorce, turn to the Law Office of Gary W. Libby for practical and effective solutions.