Q: What is a ‘mutual consent divorce’ and what does that mean?
A: During the pandemic, everyone is functioning with less. It may be less money, less help, less contact to people and places once frequented. All these factors contribute to the problems and fighting that are occurring today among married couples.
The mutual consent divorce process has become, in my experience, the first choice for most people that choose to divorce. The benefits are that you have more control as to what will happen to children, money and assets. The most important benefit is that couples do not have to separate right away or first, and once the issues are agreed upon, a divorce hearing may be around the corner.
It does take a lot of effort from each partner. However, agreements can be reached through mediation, negotiation or collaboration. There is nothing wrong with litigation. However, during a time everyone is working with less, a mutual consent divorce may be the right choice for many couples.
Q: How do I make this divorce as easy as possible for my family?
A: We offer sensitivity, focused attention and honest counsel in this very difficult and stressful time. Our attorneys help you realize what to expect each step of the way. Our resources include court experts, evaluations and alternative dispute resolution including mediation and facilitation to help with tough custody decisions. We do everything possible so that issues involving alimony or property are settled in fairly and equitably.
Founded by family law attorney Sandra Guzman-Salvado, The Law Offices of Sandra Guzman-Salvado, LLC, is a family law firm located in downtown Rockville,conveniently connected to the Rockville Metro Station. This is a diverse, bilingual (abogada habla español), and affordable law firm for a variety of attorney services.