Divorce is a stressful event, combining as it does emotional, legal, and financial issues. Whether it is you or your spouse seeking a divorce, Mendel Colbert & Associates, Inc. can reduce your stress, offer practical, understandable guidance, and help you to make the best legal choices as you move forward. We assist with all aspects of divorce in Alaska, including child custody and visitation, property division, child support and spousal support, QDROs, and more.
Each couple and each marriage is unique. It stands to reason that each divorce should be, too. Unlike many law firms, Mendel Colbert & Associates, Inc. offers more than just a “one size fits all” litigated divorce. We make available to our clients a range of options for divorce, of which litigation is only one. We also offer alternative dispute resolution services (ADR) such as collaborative divorce and mediation.
These options allow clients to participate more actively in the decision-making surrounding their divorce. No one knows your family and its needs like you do; we therefore support and guide you in negotiating the terms of your divorce in a way that works best for your family. We have found that this minimizes conflict and stress, and gives you back a feeling of control over your future. If children are involved, learning to negotiate through ADR is often helpful in co-parenting after the divorce.
Sometimes collaborative divorce or mediation is not the best option, and it is preferable for parties to litigate and involve the court in the decision-making process. When that is the case, we will sit down with you and explain the process, including the necessary court filings and the court hearings that you can expect. We will clarify your goals for the litigation and work with you to gather the information and resources needed to work toward them.
Divorce is a difficult and challenging time, but you do not have to face the challenges alone. An experienced, compassionate attorney can both make the process easier and help you to achieve a better outcome so you can move on to the next chapter of your life.
Mendel Colbert & Associates, Inc. serves clients throughout Alaska, from Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley to remote villages. We invite you to contact Mendel Colbert & Associates, Inc. online or at (907) 279-5001 to schedule a consultation to learn about your divorce options and discuss your needs and concerns.