The litigated divorce process is when the parties who are filing for a divorce go through the court system. By going through the court system and using litigation process, you’re asking the court to make decisions that rightfully should be yours and your spouse’s. Because you are doing that, you are required to follow the calendar of the divorce, which means that the judge decides when to have a conference, when to prepare documents, and you must follow those instructions. Usually, a litigated divorce is much more expensive and takes much longer than a collaborative divorce or a mediation.
Leslye M. Schlesinger is a Rockland and Westchester County divorce attorney with over 30 years of experience helping clients avoid litigation through alternative dispute resolution, including collaborative divorce and mediation. If you need to schedule a consultation, contact Leslye M. Schlesinger today.