Divorce proceedings are not often pleasant experiences, even in a mutual divorce. They stress both parties out, not only emotionally, but also financially. However, going through a contentious divorce process is sometimes inevitable. Things even become a bit more complicated when the other party contests the terms initially laid out.
It is absolutely vital for you to be represented by a lawyer who knows what they are doing. We are not talking only about certification here, but also years of experience. After all, there are workings in the legal system that can only be learned and mastered by experiencing them thoroughly.
So, to be able to properly protect your interest, your divorce lawyer should have competence and experience in the domains outlined here.
Essentially, the courts would want the children to be spared as much as possible from the stresses and hardships that arise because of the divorce. The party who gets the custody of the kids can expect child support payments from the non-custodial ex-spouse. Though the amount to be paid is going to be limited, the limits must always be fair and within the bounds of reason.
A lawyer is going to be very helpful in determining where the fair limitations lie. The battle is going to be tough, but the lawyer’s experience will help them whether it and emerge from it with laurels on their head.
Alimony or Spousal Support
Not everyone is willing to fight for spousal support because of the stigma that might come with it. Were you just in the marriage for money? Is the divorce just an income-generating venture?
But you have to understand that marriages are sometimes set up in such a way that one partner (usually the woman) is at an economic disadvantage right after the divorce. For example, a homemaker who wants to get out of a marriage laden with extramarital affairs may find herself temporarily unable to fend for herself and her children right after the split. This is likely the case if she does not have a job and a home. This is where spousal support becomes rightful and helpful. A good lawyer should know how to fight and win this battle.
Division of Marital Assets
When we speak of property splits, the general legal norm is to go for an equitable distribution. When couples go on separate ways, but can’t seem to agree on how they’re going to divide the properties that they’ve amassed, the courts will come in to do the split for them based on the said equity principles.
This process is going to be so focused on even the minutest of details. The counsel who represents you should be able to do work with precision and diligence. You don’t want to lose so much just because of some overlooked details.
A divorce is the dreaded bad end to an otherwise sweet and fondly remembered love story. Unfortunately, this becomes the reality for many, and for you now. It is important that those who go through divorces are not pushed to a further disadvantage because of bad legal representation. Because of this, legal counsel must be chosen carefully.