Mobile, AL – Marriage counseling is one of the main ways that couples attempt to salvage their marriage, and it is usually done as a last resort before a couple decides to go through the formalities of a divorce. Some couples have even been required by the local court system in their jurisdiction to attend counseling before they can end their marriage. 

This type of counseling has been known to produce some success stories, when couples are able to work out their differences with the assistance of a neutral professional. 

Benefits of counseling

Professional counseling related to family law issues is important for a number of reasons. First, it provides an environment for the couple to discuss their problems openly and try to resolve them. Sometimes, one of the spouses may be holding back certain issues and problems, and this may be their only chance to express these issues. Also, each spouse can assert what they want out of the marriage without having to argue or resort to conflict. The presence of the neutral third party will generally help avoid arguments and allow both spouses a chance to speak. There are times when one or both members of the couple will turn to unhealthy behaviors like substance abuse if they are unable to address their marital problems head on. Having a counselor to speak to can help avoid these problematic behaviors. 

Unfortunately, marriage counseling does not always work because both spouses need to actually be committed to making changes and working on their relationship. If it becomes apparent that counseling will not be able to solve the couple’s problems they may really need to divorce.  A lawyer who handles these kinds of situations will be necessary to assist with the legal formalities. 

Negotiations when a divorce is imminent

If a couple does divorce, there are now processes such as mediation and negotiation used in family law that can be used to work out all the details regarding how the couple will live after the divorce, including child custody and property division. The details of the negotiations can be formalized into an agreement and presented to a judge, becoming part of the divorce order that is legally binding. In most cases, this is a more convenient and simple way to end a marriage without spending as much time in court, and couples who go through this process say that it is fairly convenient and not stressful. 

Getting help from a local divorce firm

Anyone who feels that a divorce is their best option can get help from an experienced divorce lawyer. Jackie Brown – Attorney at Law is available to discuss these issues with local clients. 

Firm contact info:

Jackie Brown – Attorney at Law

74 Midtown Park W, Ste. 100, Mobile, Alabama 36606


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