A Lesson in Family Law Litigation
Many people find their legal representation by either asking a close friend or colleague for a referral or searching online. You may have typed in California and Michigan, “divorce lawyers near me” or “divorce attorney near me”. Choosing your legal council is an important decision, as they help navigate the complexities of family law in your state and specific county.
As you process the raw feelings that come alongside divorce, you must prepare for conversations surrounding child custody, child support, alimony, property division and the modifications pre and post judgement. You need an advocate you can trust, that is knowledgeable of local laws and confident to represent you in court litigation.
It is no surprise that the divorce rate is over 50% in the United States – you’re not alone, but you probably thought you would never find yourself at this difficult and confusing crossroads… none of our clients do.
What you may not realize is that your have many diffident options on how to start, move through and end your divorce. You’re probably asking yourself how there are different divorce options – don’t you just file and go to court?
Let us help you understand your options, what is best for you and your family. Every family is different and there is no one answer for every family and/or individual. What worked for your friend or neighbor may very well not be the best option for you and your family.
What are my options and how do I determine which is best for me?
Variables to Consider
- Have you been married for over or under ten (10) years?
- Do you have children together?
- Do you have assets and/or debts together?
- Is there a primary income earner?
- Do you own a business together?
- Is one of you in the armed services, prison, or is abuse involved?
- How much can or do you want to spend on the divorce process?
- Do you need the process done more quickly?