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Showing You A Better Way
(H1) A Thoughtful And Well-Executed Divorce Comes Down To Knowing Your Options
Divorce is an inherently difficult process. Even if you were able to isolate the emotional difficulties, disentangling your life from your partner, especially if you have been married for a while, can be very difficult. There is a better way to go through this difficult time, and it starts with understanding the process.
At our firm, attorney Marta J. Papa works with you to find a path forward for your life. She uses her more than 30 years of experience to help you navigate the emotional ups and downs of divorce while simultaneously identifying the legal tools and strategies that will set you up for a brighter future. Call the firm today at 314-862-0202.
(H2) What Is The Difference Between Contested, Mediated And No-Fault Divorce?
One of the fundamental choices you make during divorce, and particularly in the immediate aftermath of the decision to get divorced, is what kind of divorce to have. There are three kinds of divorce in Missouri:
No-Fault Divorce: Sometimes called an uncontested divorce or a divorce due to “irreconcilable differences,” this form of divorce is often quicker because it does not involve going to court or mediation. It is often preferable for couples without substantial assets or who already have come to agreement on property division or child custody.
Mediated Divorce: If you want to avoid court, but do have substantial issues to resolve, a mediated divorce puts your case in front of a neutral third-party mediator who hears what each spouse has to say and guides you to an agreement that works.
Contested Divorce: This is often only for the most complicated or contentious divorces, where a judge is required to intercede, because one or both parties is unwilling to come to a reasonable agreement.
(H3) Choosing The Right Option
As you begin your divorce, know that it is normal to have questions. You just need to make sure you get answers from someone you can trust and who knows family law in its entirety. If you are ready to file for divorce, speak to attorney Marta Papa and get dependable advice and insight.