At The Smith Law Offices, P.C., we know that divorce brings many questions about your future, your finances, and your children. When you hire us to help you with your divorce, we will meet with you face-to-face to discuss your legal options and create a plan for protecting your interests. Until then,continue reading for answers to some of the most frequently asked divorce questions
Divorces are like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike. The main factor in the length of a divorce is the level of agreement on issues such as child custody and property division. Disagreements that cannot be resolved through negotiation result in litigation, extending the timeline and cost of the divorce.
Again, no two divorces are exactly alike. The main driver of cost is time and the involvement of attorneys. A couple that agrees on the major issues –an uncontested divorce –will save significant money when compared to a couple that disagrees on most issues and is willing to fight in court –a contested divorce.
No. Uncontested means that the couple agrees on the solutions for issues such as child custody, support, and the division of the marital estate. It is still advisable to have an attorney draft the divorce documents in order to obtain the approval of a judge
No. Many divorces can be handled amicably through negotiation or mediation. Intractable disagreements, however, will require going to court. It is important to have an experienced attorney on your side who is equipped to negotiate, mediate, and litigate divorce issues
Possibly, but annulments are rare. They are only granted under very limited circumstances where a marriage is found to be void or voidable. An attorney can help you determine if your situation qualifies for annulment. If not, pursuing a divorce is the next step