How Alternative Litigation can Help Child Custody in Virginia

Posted on Mar 31, 2010 by Hofheimer Family Law

Alternative litigation can make the process of a Virginia divorce involving child custody much easier to deal with. Alternative litigation can sometimes offer more benefits than going through traditional divorce litigation. Litigation can create a bigger divide between you and your spouse, and it can also be expensive, depending on the circumstances of your case.

Divorce does not mean there has to be an all-out war
. If you decide to end a marriage and there are children involved, it should not compel you to turn up the heat. Litigation is, by nature, more of an adversarial process. Sometimes, even small issues become bigger than they need to be.

With alternative litigation like a collaborative divorce, big and small issues are handled in a much calmer manner. It is a more peaceful means of communicating with your spouse and coming up with solutions that work for-and not against-your family. It can be beneficial not only emotionally, but financially as well.

Another positive aspect to alternative litigation is that you can get to a resolution much faster. Traditional litigation can be sometimes drag out for as long as 12 to 18 months.

If you want to make the process of a Virginia divorce easier not only on yourself, but on your children as well, then you might consider alternative litigation

You can learn more about the pros and cons of alternative litigation by visiting our library.

At Hofheimer Family Law Firm, we understand that the health and happiness of your child is your #1 concern and we will work with you to address any fears and anxieties that you may have about your child’s future. Our women’s divorce attorneys will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you achieve the best possible child custody and child support arrangements for you and your children. Contact us today to schedule a legal consultation – (757) 425-5200.