Any divorce is bound to be a traumatic experience for the parties and any children involved. Although there is rarely any shortage of advice from family and friends, there is no such thing as a typical divorce case. Those facing divorce proceedings in Massachusetts may find comfort in knowing that Barbara J. Katzenberg is an experienced divorce attorney who is focused on helping her clients achieve a comprehensive and equitable divorce settlement. In some circumstances, alternative dispute resolution options such as divorce mediation may be an appropriate choice.
Divorcing couples wanting to avoid costly and stressful litigation often file for uncontested divorces. There are two ways to do this. Couples whose relationships are still amicable enough to enable them to negotiate divorce settlements directly may file joint petitions for uncontested divorces. In those circumstances, there will be no defendant or plaintiff. The submitted agreement must include matters such as marital property division, child custody and alimony, among others.
Another form of uncontested divorce is where one spouse responds to a divorce complaint filed by the other spouse. If both spouses agree that their marriage is at an end, each party will have his or her own legal representative present at negotiations to reach a settlement agreement. When a couple finds it impossible to agree on some of the issues, alternative remedies are available.
Barbara J Katzenberg is committed to assisting every client in resolving all issues, and she provides divorce mediation services that seek to facilitate negotiations and resolve conflicts. Communication and compromise will be encouraged, where appropriate, in order to reach agreements that will benefit the parties and any children involved. However, mediation is not the solution for every situation, and when necessary, litigation may be the best approach to achieve your goals and protect your rights. Those wanting more information about uncontested divorces or other family law issues in Massachusetts may visit the website of Barbara J. Katzenberg.