Here is some good advise on " What You Should Know Before Contacting a Divorce Attorney."Divorce attorneys are well-versed in the laws pertaining to divorce proceedings. Before they can help you with your case, however, there are a few things you need to know and understand. Every divorce is unique and involves different aspects of the law. Decisions must be made prior to your contacting divorce attorneys.
Make Sure You Are Ready to File a California Divorce
Filing for a divorce is a serious matter. Once you file the paperwork, the legal system takes over and the process moves forward. After the initial paperwork has been filed, the process can go for as long as necessary before the final papers have been signed by the judge. In cases, where everything has been agreed upon by the couple in question, the divorce can be finalized in a little as 60 days. If the divorce is contested, the process can take several months to a year or more.
Before you contact a divorce attorney, you need to make sure you are ready to file. This means that you have all of the necessary documents needed to file the divorce with the court. Once the paperwork has been started you will be required to meet with the attorney to discuss various aspects of the divorce including:
• Division of property
• Child support
Divorce attorneys will require you to pay a retainer and all filing fees before the divorce paperwork is filed with the court. Retainers and filing fees are required up front in case, the couple changes their mind after the paperwork has been drawn up and filed.
What You Expect to Gain from filing for an OC Divorce
The main concern of many divorce attorneys is trying to find a reasonable compromise between the two spouses. According to the law, both parties are entitled to specific things during the division of property. There are also child parenting guidelines that have been put in place by the state to protect the rights of minor children produced during the marriage.
Couples who have signed a prenuptial agreements prior to their marriage, know what each person will be entitled to once the divorce papers have been filed. In marriages where there is no prenuptial agreement, each party can request what they want to receive from the divorce. In cases, where they cannot agree on an equitable division of the marital property, a negotiator may be brought in to help resolve the issues. It is wise to remember that what you want out of the marriage and what you can expect to receive are two separate and distinct things. If no agreement can be reached, the judge will have the final say.
If you have a pending divorce & family law case in Orange County, California, please feel free to contact me for a free case review, I will be happy to go over your case and see what I can do to help. We are located two blocks from the OC family law court in Orange, CA. Thank you for visiting my family law blog.