Divorce cases are sometimes planned, but there are also cases when one party is surprised by the filing. When the divorce is a shock, you need to work quickly to catch up to the plans that your ex might have already made. This is a difficult position in which to find yourself, but we can help you figure out where you need to place your focus. Just don't waste any time before you get started.
There are two main areas where you will likely need to focus -- child custody and property division. Cases with children will almost invariably involve child and spousal support issues as well. We will help you evaluate the situation to determine what you need to figure out first.
Many divorces are resolved through mediation or mutual decisions. These are the easiest and often finish much faster than litigated divorces. Still, litigated divorces do have their place. If you and your ex can't come to agreements about the matters, you will need to turn to the court.
One thing that you have to remember is that preparation is the key in these cases. You have to be willing to plan for each mediation session or court appearance, which will cover the key points in the case. For example, you should know what assets and debts need to be divided. You should be ready to stand up for your child's best interests as you work out child custody matters. You will work with your lawyer to work out all the items you will need to present as evidence well in advance of the actual court appearances.
We are here to help you prepare for your divorce. We want you to understand what options you have at each step so that you can make informed decisions. Once we have a plan, we will help you execute it. Do not delay, contact us today.