Many divorce agreements can and should be determined outside of a courtroom. The team at Benton Family Law represents clients going through the mediation process and can help you advocate for what’s best for you and your children while avoiding the damage of an adversarial litigated divorce.
Mediation can help you customize your settlement to meet your family’s needs. It can also save time and money compared to a court-determined divorce decree. Most important, it can increase the chances that you and your ex-spouse will be able to work together to raise your children even after you’ve ended your marital relationship. It is entirely possible to mediate your settlement during your separation period and be ready to finalize your divorce when it is time to file the complaint for divorce.
Our attorneys realize that in some situations – including those in which allegations of abuse or domestic violence are concerned – litigation may be necessary. Our lead attorney, Shelby Duffy Benton, has been a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and serves on the North Carolina Domestic Violence Commission, so she is fully prepared to represent clients facing highly contentious divorces.