Is my marriage coming to an end? Can it still be fixed or repaired? It is hard to separate yourself from the one that you once loved. Ask yourself is this what is best for you? If not, what is best for your child or children? If you have been asking yourself any of the previous questions then divorce may be the next step for you.
The United States has a high rate of divorce and this rate has been increasing over the past few years. Many individuals are experiencing, or have experienced what you are going through and it is important to know that there is a way out. If you are ready to start your life over, most attorneys give free 30-minute consultations.
In a divorce you must have someone that is filing for dissolution, known as the petitioner and the respondent, who will respond to the divorce. In the dissolution paperwork, the opposing party will have stated in the documentation what they wish to have, or feel they are entitled to. If you are the respondent and sign the documentation, you are allowing the court to make the final judgment. In this case, the court will usually make a judgment that the opposing party had asked for in the documentation. Many individuals will split half of the debt, money and other things that were shared within their marriage.
If you and your spouse have not been married for at least six months you may need to take into consideration, legal separation. This allows both parties to separate while keeping the title of marriage. It is a less complicated and less costly method of separation. This process does not take six months, as does divorce and this allows both parties to continue with their lives and move forward more quickly.
For further information and clarification please contact Yanez & Associates. Please call for a free initial consultation! The attorneys at the firm can be reached at 714-971-8000.