We understand that most people dread going to court. It can be an intimidating and nerve wracking experience. A person may have to take a day off of work, often without pay, to sit in a packed courtroom for several hours, waiting for their case to be called. Further, they have pay their attorney to sit in the courtroom, even though the lawyer may only spend 5-10 minutes arguing in front of the Judge.
Frankly, we don’t like to go to court either. We feel that we can get more work completed for our clients in the office than we can in a courtroom. And frequently, going to a contentious motion hearing ends up creating more problems than it solves. Most importantly, we would prefer to have the parties make the decisions regarding their own divorce and their own children than to have the decisions made by an outsider (the Judge).
Decisions regarding your divorce and your children should be made by you. This is why we encourage our clients to resolve their cases amicably. By choosing an amicable divorce, you and your spouse can make the decisions yourselves at a conference room table, instead of allowing a Judge to make the decisions for you in a courtroom.