During a series of in-office or Zoom sessions, you and your spouse talk directly with each other to work out the terms of a divorce or settlement agreement.
You are both “given the floor,” as you are guided through each issue that needs to be addressed and decided upon, including real estate and personal property division, retirement benefits, spousal support, social security, health insurance, taxes, pet custody, etc. And if you have children, we'll address custody and visitation, child support, parenting plans/schedules, healthcare and health insurance, schooling, college education, vacations and holidays, grandparent visitation, the cost and scheduling of extracurricular activities, transportation, etc.
I know it seems overwhelming, but throughout the process, we make sure that the discussions proceed respectfully and productively. And wouldn't you rather discuss and agree to these issues yourself, instead of having a settlement agreement dictated by aggressive divorce attorneys or imposed upon you by the court?
The process concludes with the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which forms the basis of the legally binding separation agreement which is filed with the court.