Settle Your Divorce or Go to Court?
What Our Massachusetts Divorce Attorneys Think
We usually try to settle cases first by entering into negotiations with your spouse’s lawyer. If there is no need for litigation, there is no reason to pursue it. Going to court is more costly and time-consuming than settling your divorce case outside of court. However, we are more than ready to pursue your case in court if the other side is being unreasonable or unwilling to settle. This is when the gloves come off.
We are skilled, aggressive litigators prepared to put the full force of our entire firm behind your case!
People often ask us why we are so focused on being the first to file with the court. There are many reasons for this. For one, it allows us to set the agenda. Rather than responding to legal action, we are the ones initiating it.
This allows us, to a certain extent:
- Control how the court considers issues
- Decide which evidence to present on your behalf
- Choose where the divorce is filed
- Help influence how the judges may rule
Again, if you and your spouse are amicable and agree on most of the issues, there is a good chance we can settle or negotiate your divorce. When this is not the case, we go to court. We are prepared either way.
Our Mock Courtroom Helps Us Prepare
We are one of the only law firms in New England that has its own mock courtroom to help prepare. This venue has been set up solely for the purpose of preparing our clients and their cases for court. You should know, not all cases we handle will go to trial, however, we go to great lengths to make sure we are prepared so that we have the advantage if and when we do have to go to court.
Avoid Common Pitfalls
One of the best ways to avoid common divorce pitfalls in a divorce is by securing the representation of one of our Massachusetts divorce lawyers. Chances are, we have seen cases like yours many times before. We don’t get caught off guard and we have the experience to know when it would be best for the client to settle and when it would be more advantageous to go to court.
Put a world-class legal team in your corner. Contact our Massachusetts divorce lawyers today!