Getting a divorce is no easy task, but there are a few simple tips that can help you successfully survive the divorce process. 1. Be honest with your attorney. It’s important that you are completely honest with your attorney. If you’re not, your attorney may go to a hearing and learn negative things about you for the first time, which will make it very hard for him or her to defend you. 2. Divorce is stressful. Divorce is a difficult and extremely stressful process. Some clients need to seek out counseling to get through the divorce process successfully. 3. Be [...]
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You’ve just come to the conclusion that your marriage isn’t working, and you have decided it’s time for a divorce. Now comes the tricky part; telling your spouse. There are a few things you may want to think about before jumping right into the conversation. When and where. Your spouse should be the first person you tell about the divorce. If you tell friends and family first, there is always that chance he or she will find out from one of them, which would start the divorce process off on the wrong foot. Decide if your partner will respond to [...]
In addition to planning for a divorce emotionally, you’re going to want to take steps that will help you out legally during the divorce. Below are some legal steps you should consider: Where to file your paperwork. If you haven’t done so already, gather the documents you’re going to need for your attorney. You’re going to want to think about where you’re going to file for divorce as well. Hire an attorney. Research and find an attorney that you’re comfortable with. You may want to learn more about the divorce process, so you can understand what’s happening along the way. [...]
You or your spouse has just decided to file for divorce. It’s a tough time emotionally to know your marriage is going to end when you went into it thinking it was going to last forever. Below is a list of things you should consider at this stage: Consider your approach. If you haven’t already told your spouse, now is the time to figure out what you’re going to say and how you’re going to say it. It’s important to be calm and prepared in case tensions rise and the discussion gets heated. You may want and overnight bag prepared [...]
End a Divorce Case by Default When a spouse files a petition for divorce, the other spouse (respondent) has 20 days to file a response to the petition. If the respondent fails to file a response within the designated time period, the petitioner can file to end the divorce case by default. The party who files for divorce is responsible for moving the case forwards if he or she wants to obtain the divorce. If the other spouse fails to respond to the petition for divorce, the petitioner can file a form called “Application for Default,” or “Notice of Default” [...]
What paperwork do I need to file to start a divorce case? Summons: A summons is a form that notifies the non-filing spouse that a divorce has been filed, and that the non-filing spouse needs to take action if he or she wants to be heard in court. Notice of Right to Convert Health Insurance: When a divorce is started, each spouse must receive a notice advising them about rights and responsibilities regarding existing health care insurance policies. Joint Preliminary Injunction: This form immediately prevents each spouse from doing specific things regarding money, property, children, and insurance until the parties [...]
Divorce can be an ugly business, but it doesn’t need to be expensive. Here are some brutal truths about the reality of divorce: 1) 90 % of all divorce cases are settled outside of court. Divorce courts are more concerned about money, not morals. 2) Making financial decisions is possibly the most important job you have when getting a divorce. Just because you get it in writing, doesn’t mean you’ll get it for real. The truth is you don’t want your divorce case to go to court. If your case goes to court, than your fate is in the judge’s [...]
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