Litigation may be the most common route for married couples seeking a divorce, but it is not the only one. There are alternate dispute resolutions you can choose to use. One is mediation, which the state of Georgia requires all couples to try before going to trial.
Divorce has gained much attention lately as the divorce rate remains high in the U.S. With so many people facing divorce, some have started to try and find ways to save as much money as they can by getting a divorce without a lawyer.
Arthur Blank, a billionaire in Georgia, known for being the co-founder of Home Depot and the owner of the Atlanta Falcons, was recently served divorce papers. His wife of 16 years filed for divorce in Fulton County after the couple had been estranged since 2011.
In what has become a public divorce case between the chief executive officer of Credit Suisse Group AG and his ex-wife, millionaire Brady Dougan was recently ordered to pay his wife over $750,000 in interest for a late divorce settlement payment. He was late on the payment by just 12 days, which indicates the size of the divorce settlement.