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Divorce

We know the decision to end your marriage was not made lightly. We also realize that the experience is not merely a legal transaction. The California no fault divorce seeks to remove the emotion from your divorce. Writing the emotion out of the law, however, does not take the emotion out of your divorce. We understand you are hurting. No one plans for their marriage to be temporary. You and your spouse may no longer wish to be a family, but the same is not true for your children or extended family. We approach you and your divorce with compassion because we see you as a whole person not just a legal matter. Divorce is a difficult life transition. Our goal is to make that transition more comfortable for our clients.

There are a number of different processes for getting divorced. You can have a contested divorce in court, a collaborative or cooperative divorce where you settle without ever setting foot in a courtroom, or you can have a hybrid approach where we settle as many issues as we can outside of court and use the court process for the issues we cannot resolve through settlement. We believe that we can make your transition from married to single more comfortable regardless of the process you use.

At Jarratt Martin Law, our attorneys believe the best resolution is one the parties come up with together. In furtherance of this belief, we offer divorce mediation, cooperative divorce, and divorce coaching.  Are you and your spouse willing to work together with a mediator? If so, then Amanda M. Jarratt has a mediation program that will guide you both through the divorce process gently, quickly, and economically. If working with a single divorce professional is not for you,  then we suggest trying a cooperative divorce. In a cooperative divorce, both parties have their own counsel and through counsel the parties seek to find settlements. The attorneys settle as many  of your issues as possible without going to court. If there are issues that cannot be settled out of court, then we will zealously represent you in front of a Judge or an Arbitrator.

Some couples can negotiate their own settlement without the help of a mediator or an attorney, in which case, we act as legal coaches. Helping you make sure you have covered all the issues and that the paperwork is completed properly.  We are here to guide you through this difficult time and to help you find the resources you need to thrive in your new single life. You can learn more about our services by scheduling your free phone call today.