Divorce is really an emotionally and financially draining time. However, a qualified divorce solicitor can make the whole process easier. Here are some of the ways in which a divorce solicitor can help you.
Explain the Grounds for Divorce
Every state has created certain grounds for divorce that give one of the spouses the right to petition the court for the dissolution of marriage. Some grounds for divorce are cruel treatment, abuse or incarceration, fault-based, such as adultery.
A divorce lawyer can explain whether there are any benefits in asking the court to dissolve the marriage based on fault grounds.
In some cases, there may be a defect in the marriage. A legal requirement may have been ignored, a proper ceremony may not have been performed to make the marriage legal, or the proper paperwork may not have been filed. A lawyer guides you on whether voiding the marriage is preferable to getting a divorce.
Distribution for Marital Assets
In order to properly distribute the marital assets, a divorce lawyer ensures that his or her client informs him about all such assets. In some cases, one spouse may have handled the money, and the other spouse may not have any information about assets. A divorce lawyer collects information, all the assets and liabilities so that the divorce settlement properly addresses these marital assets.
Providing Objective Advice
While divorce is a really emotional process, a divorce lawyer can help make it less so. They can discuss factors that will affect your future, like support and custody issues, so that you are less focused on your marriage’s demise. A divorce lawyer like us can serve as the go-between for you and your spouse. They can help to make the process easier to get through.
Explain the Division of Property
A divorce lawyer can tell you how the property will be distributed upon the dissolution of the marriage. Each spouse may have the separate property that they brought into the marriage. A divorce solicitor can explain whether the state is a community property state or an equitable distribution state. This characteristic can make a huge difference in the distribution of the marital estate.
Helping with Children Custody
A divorce lawyer can help clients develop a parenting plan that will help them gain custody of their children.
Drafting Divorce Papers
In order to get divorced, formal documents need to be submitted to the court for approval. A divorce lawyer can help clients prepare these legal documents and respond to the other spouse’s divorce petition.
Negotiating a Settlement
A family lawyer can help a client negotiate a divorce settlement regarding the marital estate. It is typically a cheaper and faster process than it is when battling it out in court.
Planning a Debt Repayment Plan
Many times, handling family debt is more difficult than splitting assets. Both partners may be legally responsible for the joint debt. However, there are some cases in which only one spouse is held financially responsible for the debt. A lawyer can protect you from debt that should be attributed to the other spouse.
A divorce lawyer can help you to litigate your case. This process may be necessary in order to resolve disputes regarding child custody, spousal support, or divorce.
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