It is a misconception that the divorce process has to end in a long and drawn out court battle. In many cases, the divorce process can be completed without either party ever having to see the inside of a courtroom. Known as collaborative divorce, this type of divorce is settled outside of the court and only needs to be finalized with the signature of a judge.
Emotions and tempers can run high while a divorce is taking place. One spouse may feel so hurt that they seek revenge through a delayed process and fighting throughout the divorce. The truth is, even though this may somehow feel justified during the process; in the end the divorce is still finalized. All that really occurred is that both parties had more headaches and larger legal bills than was necessary.