Choosing Wisely: Selecting the Right Divorce Process for You

Season #1

In this episode of Intentional Divorce Insights, host Leah Hadley welcomes Cary Jacobson, the founder and CEO of Jacobson Family Law, to discuss the various options available to individuals going through a divorce. They explore the different processes for terminating a marriage, including negotiation, mediation, and collaborative divorce, shedding light on the benefits and considerations for each approach.

Key Points Discussed:

- There are different options available for terminating a marriage, including negotiation, mediation, and collaborative divorce. Negotiating outside of court first can help avoid the stress and drama associated with litigation.

- It’s important to assess individual needs and circumstances to determine the most suitable approach, including considerations for mental health issues, substance abuse issues, and decision-making abilities.

- Mediation is often a cost-effective solution that can benefit any divorcing couple. It can help in resolving specific issues and can significantly reduce attorney fees and the time spent dealing with court proceedings.

- Collaborative divorce is a team approach that provides extensive support. It's a structured process with a participation agreement, making it ideal for couples needing more time and support to reach decisions.

- Advice on where to start when considering divorce options and where to find collaboratively trained attorneys and mediators.

The episode offers valuable insights for anyone navigating the complexities of divorce and seeking clarity on the various options available. It aims to empower individuals with knowledge to make intentional decisions throughout the divorce process.

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