Many divorces are settled out of court. In fact, experienced family lawyers would agree that most divorce cases are settled when both spouses are provided with a good understanding of the law, accurate information about money and property, and a chance to calmly consider the financial and emotional consequences. The lawyers of Pollock Begg stand ready for litigation while encouraging the settlement of Pennsylvania divorce cases by helping clients to investigate the facts, understand the law, and make the right choices for themselves and their families.

What is the key to settling divorce cases in Pennsylvania?

Settlement may be a preferable alternative to litigation for spouses who are concerned about privacy or wish to minimize the conflict and expense of going to court. The first key to settling a divorce is getting the right information. At an early stage of the marital separation, it is a good idea to make copies of financial documents, such as tax returns, bank statements, investment documents, retirement benefits, business documents, loan papers and credit card statements. Many of these documents can be obtained through the legal discovery process, but it can be more costly and time-consuming than making copies when you have access.

Can a divorce lawyer be a fair negotiator and also a fighter in court?

Divorce lawyers have different roles inside and outside the courtroom. Before tackling disputes in the courtroom, the Pollock Begg team of seasoned and aggressive litigators is trained to make every effort to help clients achieve an amicable resolution outside of court. There are many settlement techniques available to assist litigants in avoiding the stress of courtroom litigation. Settlements may be achieved through alternative dispute resolution, face to face settlement meetings, or by simply engaging in assertive yet friendly communications with opposing counsel. Whatever makes the best sense for our client is what we do to settle a Pennsylvania divorce case. If settlement cannot be achieved, Pollock Begg lawyers go to bat for their clients.

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