A divorce is the end of a major relationship and the division of a family unit. It is a tense, emotional experience that does not allow anyone involved to feel comfortable. At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P., our attorneys are well aware of this and understand the impacts and risks that come with prolonging a divorce.
First, a long-lasting divorce can be emotionally exhausting. As much as some people begin the divorce process with a desire to fight, we always advise our clients that this approach takes a toll over time and keeps them in a state of limbo until all of the essential issues of property division, alimony, child custody, and child support are resolved.
Likewise, all divorces take a toll on children. Even if handled amicably, children experience trauma when their parent’s divorce. Prolonging the divorce process puts the children in a place of uncertainty, and can delay their process of healing and moving forward.
Further, trials are a risky and expensive proposition for both sides. Lengthy divorce proceedings can become expensive due to two sets of legal teams working many hours to conduct discovery, to partner with expert witnesses, to prepare for trial, and to sit through a trial. And the outcomes of a trial can be risky, as a judge may enter orders that neither side is happy with.
Most Issues Are Settled By Agreement
The law, public policy, and family courts all encourage divorcing spouses to attempt to resolve their issues collaboratively. And in fact, most divorces are resolved through post-marital agreements or agreements following mediation, where both parties can ultimately walk away satisfied. It is a generally accepted fact that negotiated agreements are more effective than orders resulting from trials.
In our years of practice, we have worked tirelessly to seek a prompt resolution to our client’s divorces. Even though we are willing and able to fight for our clients at contested trials, we encourage them to step back and look at amicable resolutions to the issues surrounding their divorce. These prompt resolutions serve everyone’s interest and allow you and your children to establish your new normal.
Contact Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P.
If you want an attorney who will handle your case in a smart, efficient, and effective manner, contact Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P. Our attorneys are well-respected professionals who focus on the individual needs of our clients. We will listen to you, take you seriously, and provide you with thoughtful and responsive representation. Call Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. today at (775) 210-8178 to schedule a consultation or contact our office through our website.