If you have small children and will soon be facing a divorce, you probably want to do everything in your power to make the divorce as painless for your family as possible. In fact, even couples who don't have children may want to get their divorce over with quickly and smoothly instead of fighting over every detail.
A lot of people are under the inaccurate impression that the only way to get a divorce is to litigate or let your spouse ride roughshod over all of your preferences and wishes. In reality, there are several alternative dispute resolution options available to those who want to end their marriage. Three of these options are increasingly common in modern divorces.