Divorce doesn’t always have to end in a court battle. Contentious divorces can often leave both sides feeling bitter, and the court’s final resolution may not meet the needs of either party in the end.

Rather than fight it out until the very end, many couples choose to settle their divorce outside of court. This allows each party some flexibility in the terms of their divorce and often leads to a more successful divorce agreement that minimizes the potential for future disputes.

When settling your divorce outside of court, there are several options available to you, outlined in the below infographic. Before moving forward with any option, remember that it’s always best to discuss your unique situation with an experienced lawyer who can help you make the best decisions for you and your family.