Even though the process of getting a divorce has a reputation for being complicated, costly and stressful, it does not always have to be that way. By avoiding some common mistakes, it is possible for some couples residing in California and elsewhere in the U.S. to get a mutually beneficial divorce without breaking the bank.
A court appearance may be intimidating for a California resident who is going through the divorce process. There is often a sense of antagonism between the parties as they address issues such as child custody and property division. Leaving these decisions in the hands of a judge can be frustrating. However, going to court may not be a necessity as options such as alternative dispute resolution are considered.