It is estimated that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, so it is fairly likely that most people reading this have or will face this unfortunate circumstance. It is essential to protect your own rights and interests in a divorce, because you stand to lose much in the process. You could lose your home, your vehicle, your various belongings, and you could be faced with tremendous debt at the end of it all. You may even lose your relationship with your children.
Your attorney or your spouse’s attorney will begin the divorce by filing the appropriate paperwork, often with the help of a family lawyer. If one side has an attorney and the other does not, then the scales are dangerously tipped in favor of the party with legal representation. Do not wait to see how things are going to go. Even if you are confident with your agreement with your spouse, things can change at a moment’s notice. It is better to work with an attorney to protect your financial circumstances, your family relationships, and your property.
Your family law attorney will be able to help with divorce, annulment, and dissolutions of marriage. They can also help with the difficult negotiations and decisions concerning alimony, prenuptial agreements, spousal support, child custody and visitation, and child support.