Divorce Options: Kitchen Table Divorce

The most cost-effective of the divorce options, a successful Kitchen Table approach depends on a couple’s ability to agree on major aspects of the divorce, such as financial issues, parenting plans, and the division of debts and assets.

In this type of divorce, you and your spouse begin by sitting down informally together, often around the kitchen table, to create the general framework of your divorce before involving any third parties. Afterwards, you meet with a lawyer who reviews your agreement and discusses any details you may have missed. The lawyers will draft the necessary legal documents, at which point you and your spouse review the terms. Once the paperwork is filed with the court, your informal agreement made at the kitchen table becomes a legally binding one.