The end of your marriage is an emotional time that you should try to prepare yourself for. When you are facing this prospect, learning all you can about the process might help you to decide what you need to do. When you are prepared, you may not feel as stressed out.
There are three primary components of a divorce that you should know about – property division, child custody, and financial support. We can work with you to understand what you need to know about your own case so that you can base your decisions on your circumstances.
The property division process involves dividing all the assets and debts of the marriage. If you have a prenuptial agreement, the terms that are outlined in it will govern this process.
Child custody matters determine what happens with the children. This includes a parenting time schedule, holiday and vacation schedules, and decision-making powers.
Financial support matters include spousal support and child support, depending on the circumstances.
With the exception of child support, these matters can all be handled using negotiations through a process like mediation. This puts you and your ex in control of what happens without having the court make the decisions for you.
Throughout the process, you have to ensure that your rights are protected. This can be difficult since both sides may want different arrangements. To help minimize your stress, determine what aspects of the divorce are the most important. Focus on those and let the rest of the issues fall how they may. We are here to help you with all your legal matters during this time.