Approximately 19 million children in the United States live with just one parent, per the U.S. Census Bureau; this statistic doesn’t mean that both parents can’t or won’t play an important role in their child’s life even when going through a divorce. Working through the issues and options to determine child custody in court during a divorce proceeding may seem daunting, but the process is designed to help determine the best interests for the child or children – whether that is being raised primarily by one parent or guardian or by opting for a cooperative joint custody arrangement.
When you're considering divorce, litigation might seem like the only path available to you. Fortunately, divorce mediation offers an alternative that benefits all parties involved. However, there are some misconceptions that might deter you in your decision to pursue mediation. In this blog post, let’s examine and dispel some of the most common divorce mediation myths.
Many types of divorce proceedings exist, mainly because divorce can be complicated, and each situation can differ drastically. Studies show that 42-45% of first marriages end in divorce, so it’s important to understand you’re not alone and that there are different options available for you should you decide to seek a divorce. Experienced family lawyers are available to assist you, guide you through the process and help you understand the best course of action.
When you’re planning to divorce your partner, you should be well-prepared with the information and documents needed to prepare for your divorce action. Whether your case goes to court or not, a divorce can be lengthy, exhausting, and emotionally taxing. Gathering the appropriate information beforehand will help your divorce lawyer simplify the process and streamline a case resolution. In that sense, here are four essential items that should be on your checklist when you're preparing for divorce.
When you begin to consider what’s at stake and how to navigate the legal aspects during your divorce proceedings, it’s important to have an expert on your side. There are many benefits to hiring a divorce attorney to negotiate and/or litigate on your behalf – here are just a few of them.
Divorce is quite common, and some predict that divorce proceedings may increase in the aftermath of the stresses created during the coronavirus pandemic. Months of quarantine, full or partial lockdown and navigating the tricky business of reopening is taking its toll on communities and on individuals in the home. "Money worries, boredom, lack of escape from each other, conflicts over the kids, conflicts over chores [and] lack of exercise are forcing many couples to reconsider how they really feel about their partners," USA Today writes. Whatever your motivations for seeking a divorce and divorce mediation may be, it is important to understand the process.
Going through a divorce is emotionally and mentally draining for many reasons. What you need during this time is support, encouragement and a professional in your corner. That's why choosing the right divorce attorney is such an important step to take. But how can you feel confident that you’ve found a competent and knowledgeable divorce lawyer who will look out for your interests? Here are the top five questions to ask your potential divorce attorney.