Couple talking to mediatorThis is the next post in my series on things to consider prior to filing for a Las Vegas divorce. My last article discussed why it is important to attempt to reach a custody agreement prior to filing your case. If you can reach an agreement, regarding your children, immediately then you greatly increase the chances of them coming through the situation in a way that is in their best interests. If you are unsure as to how to handle your child custody issues then it is best to speak with an attorney immediately. In this article, I will discuss an important issue – the fact that couples may wish to enter counseling prior to initiating legal proceedings. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.

The first reason for attending counseling is simple – it may prevent the parties from wishing to divorce one another. It is not uncommon for spouses to consult with a divorce attorney out of anger over some particular situation. This is understandable, given that spouses may be angry over infidelity, financial irresponsibility, or some other major issue. It is understandable that some people resort to divorce as a first option. It is not uncommon, however, for people to initiate legal proceedings only to reconcile with their spouse after the case has begun. Initiating proceedings, only to reconcile, will wind up costing a couple large amounts in legal fees in addition to a great deal of aggravation. These financial and emotional costs can be avoided by attending counseling to see if a reconciliation is possible.

The second reason why counseling is a good idea for some couples is that it may allow them to obtain a more amicable divorce. Contested litigation, in which spouses argue over a wide range of issues, can be expensive and time consuming. This means that when the spouses begin the next stage of their lives, they may be doing so at a financial disadvantage. While attending counseling may not be able to save your marriage, it can accomplish two things. First, it may help both sides come to grips with the fact that the relationship is ending. Second, it may provide a forum in which the spouses can come to an agreement as to how they should go their separate ways. This, again, can save money and time for the parties.

If you are considering filing for divorce in Las Vegas, then counseling may be a good option for you. There are other instances, however, in which counseling may not be wise. These can include emergency situations in which one’s safety is in danger. If you are considering ending your marriage then it is best to fully understand your options. Contact my office today to speak with a lawyer. My firm prides itself on providing a high level of service and we are ready to assist you.