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Navigating a divorce or family law matter can be one of the most emotionally painful experiences of your life. Whether it’s giving you a chance to be heard or gracefully fighting for your best interests, our family law attorneys put our hearts and souls into helping you get to a better place.

Family law is one of the most complex and deeply personal areas of the law. If this is the first time you’ve considered engaging a family law attorney, you may have several questions and concerns. This, of course, is perfectly normal.

To help you better understand our process and approach, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. Remember, we’re here to walk you through the ins and outs of every step, so don’t think twice about giving us a call.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The Divorce Process

A legal separation or marriage dissolution (divorce) can be a complex process, made more so when there are children involved. In cases where the parties have been married for only a short time and there is little marital property or debt, and no minor children involved, the process is often fairly straightforward.

However, in cases where the marriage has lasted a long time or children are involved, the separation or dissolution process is more complex. When there are minor children involved, issues such as child custody, visitation and child support all come into play.

For many, a divorce is the first encounter with the legal system, which can be overwhelming at the best of times. Divorce can be one of the worst times in a person’s life – it is a highly emotional process that requires you to deal with the impersonal and often confusing legal system.

Finding a good lawyer is important in helping you navigate the divorce process. Understanding the basics of the divorce process and finding an attorney that fits your needs requires a little “divorce education.” Being an informed client will help ensure that your needs are being met and help you face the divorce process with confidence.

Getting Started

Frequently Asked Questions

When you start the dissolution process, your attorney and your soon to be ex-spouse’s attorney will require various documentation regarding your income, spending and assets. Specifically, you will be required to gather documentation supporting the values of all of the assets in your estate. Additionally, you will need to provide evidence of all income, including but not limited to tax returns for the most recent years and recent paystubs. Further, you will be required to gather bank and credit card statements to support your spending history. Don’t worry if you don’t have the requested information or documentation because your spouse has it, your attorney can obtain the documentation from opposing party or opposing counsel during the discovery process.

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