When you are in a relationship, the last thing you want to think about is divorce. Unfortunately, many couples arrive at that moment when they know deep in their hearts that their relationship is over.
For some, the signs were there from day one and have become clearer over time. Others, are totally caught by surprise.
For some spouses, the problems in the relationship have grown to the point where they cannot find solutions and the bad outweighs the good.
Communication is strained or nonexistent. Trust has evaporated. A pattern of conflict and avoidance has become routine.
This is an extremely stressful time. There comes a time when it is too difficult to endure the pain any longer.
You realize divorce is the only viable option. If you are at this point in your marriage you are experiencing a heartbreaking emotional trauma. You may be feeling angry, hurt and depressed.
You may have fears and worries about the future of your family, your assets and your life.
When is it time to contact a divorce attorney?
IT’S TIME TO TALK TO A DIVORCE ATTORNEY
It is time to talk to a divorce attorney when you or your spouse want a permanent separation and you want to evaluate your options.
You should talk to a divorce attorney when the trust between you and your spouse has been damaged and you are concerned that they may be intentionally hiding, misusing or jeopardizing your assets.
Your assets include cash, savings, investments, retirement accounts, insurance policies, property, and businesses.
A divorce attorney can also help you evaluate the level of spousal support you may be asked to provide and how your divorce will affect custody of your children.
You should talk to a divorce attorney when you have been served with divorce papers or you know your spouse is talking to a divorce attorney.
A qualified divorce attorney can help you plan your response and strategize the best course of legal action.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU CONTACT A DIVORCE ATTORNEY
When you contact a divorce attorney they will ask you for information, answer your questions and describe the steps of the divorce process. They will try to get to know you as a person and understand your particular situation in order help chart the course that’s best for you.
Your consultation with a divorce attorney will be confidential so you can be comfortable discussing your personal situation without fear of disclosure.
A divorce attorney will begin to address potential issues in your case such as child custody, asset protection and spousal support.
They will work on your behalf to craft a fair divorce settlement with clear language that safeguards your assets.
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