When many people think of divorce, they picture a couple battling in court over everything from the family home to the family pet. Divorce litigation can be a long, grueling process and take an emotional and financial toll on families. However, not every divorce has to be this way. In fact, many Massachusetts couples find a way to end their marriage outside of the courtroom.
The divorce process that many Massachusetts residents may be familiar with is the one that involves litigation in a family law courtroom. Like other forms of litigation, divorce litigation can become heated, acrimonious, and downright challenging. It places two people who have decided that they do not want to spend their lives legally connected to each other on opposite sides of a cause and forces them to work out and accept outcomes that may not fully address their wants.