A legal separation or marriage dissolution (divorce) can be a complex process, made more so when there are children involved. In cases where the parties have been married for only a short time and there is little marital property or debt, and no minor children involved, the process is often fairly straightforward.
However, in cases where the marriage has lasted a long time or children are involved, the separation or dissolution process is more complex. When there are minor children involved, issues such as child custody, visitation and child support all come into play.
For many, a divorce is the first encounter with the legal system, which can be overwhelming at the best of times. Divorce can be one of the worst times in a person’s life – it is a highly emotional process that requires you to deal with the impersonal and often confusing legal system.
Finding a good lawyer is important in helping you navigate the divorce process. Understanding the basics of the divorce process and finding an attorney that fits your needs requires a little “divorce education.” Being an informed client will help ensure that your needs are being met and help you face the divorce process with confidence.
Learn how to prepare for your divorce and select the attorney that’s right for you: