Divorce. I don’t want to fight with my spouse, is that possible?

With Tamara A. Marshall, PC, Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin
Divorce, Family Law, General Civil Ligation Lawyer

So another question I get is: I don’t want to fight, is it possible to go through divorce without fighting?

And my answer is absolutely! However it takes two people to share that attitude.

So again, we don’t have to all be sitting around holding hands and getting along famously to not have an adversarial divorce. So if both divorcing parties can agree that they want to maintain as much of their assets as possible for themselves and their children if there are any children, if they can agree that they don’t want to spend a bunch of money on attorneys or expert witnesses et cetera, then that’s the minimum level of commitment we need to not fight.

So to me not fighting doesn’t mean everything is going to be happy and pleasant. It means you’re not going to go to court, waste a lot of money and try to tear each other down because in the end that’s not going to help anybody.