Your Divorce Options

When facing the challenging prospect of divorce, understanding your options for how you can divorce is crucial for making informed decisions that align with your unique circumstances. At Mullins Henderson Law, we are committed to guiding you through this difficult time with compassion, expertise, and a focus on achieving the best possible outcome for you.

Here are options for your divorce process and their benefits:

Collaborative Divorce

In Collaborative Divorce, you and your spouse are each represented by your own attorney and commit to resolving issues through negotiation rather than going to court. This process encourages transparency and cooperation, aiming to find solutions that meet the needs and goals of both parties.


  • Cooperation: Encourages a cooperative approach to dispute resolution.
  • Privacy: Proceedings are confidential, maintaining privacy for sensitive matters.
  • Tailored Solutions: Allows for customized solutions that suit the unique needs of your family.

Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation is a process where a neutral third party, the mediator, facilitates discussions between spouses to reach mutually agreeable terms for your divorce. Mediation promotes open communication, helping you and your spouse to find common ground on issues such as asset division, child custody, and support arrangements.


  • Cost-Effective: Mediation often costs less than traditional litigation.
  • Faster Resolution: The nature of mediation can lead to quicker resolutions.
  • Empowerment: You and your spouse retain control over the outcome, fostering a sense of empowerment.

Traditional Litigation

Litigation involves resolving the issues of your case by going to court and asking a judge to decide. Each party will present their case, and the judge will make decisions on issues like property division, alimony, and child custody.


  • The Final Authority: The judge is the final authority and decisions will be made.
  • Enforceability: Court orders are legally binding and enforceable.
  • Resolution of Complex Disputes: Well-suited for cases with high conflict or complex legal issues.

Contact an Experienced Santa Rosa Family Law Attorney

At Mullins Henderson Law, we are committed to providing the highest level of legal expertise and personalized service for individuals and couples in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County. You can schedule a complementary consultation by calling 707-527-1380.


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Ms. Mullins Henderson helped my husband and I with our trust and we could not be more satisfied with her services. She is an efficient and resourceful person. Not only was she knowledgable, but she also helped us feel confident and secure in our decisions.

~ C.S. , Santa Rosa, CA