Georgia divorces can either be resolved through negotiation and compromise or after a trial in court. While many people do not seek a trial and have no choice, they should still be aware of the fact that there are many different costs involved in a trial.
The first thing that people thinking of going to trial should know is that it can be expensive. Any time a trial is involved, it means preparation and time in court, and all of that costs money. The costs can add up quickly, especially if there are many issues to be argued in court.
Trials are also stressful and time-consuming. There is a human cost of going to court in terms of psychological impact. Court hearings can cause tension in the relationship between spouses, which is important when there are children in the picture and the two spouses must work together after the divorce is settled.
Considering all of that, there are times where a trial makes sense or is absolutely necessary. Many people are forced into court because the other spouse will not be reasonable or compromise. When that happens, there is no choice but to head to court and argue the case to a judge for their decision in the hopes of a reasonable outcome.
The counsel of a family law attorney may be instrumental in helping two parties out of a logjam and into a situation where they can hopefully move toward a compromise. The attorney may be able to suggest solutions where each party feels like they are getting something, leading them in the direction of a settlement. If the two parties absolutely cannot come to an agreement, the attorney may represent their client in court, presenting their case to the judge in the best possible light.