Whether you get some advice from a family member or have made some assumptions of your own, there are a lot of misconceptions swirling around the subject of divorce. Family law attorneys hear it all and often find clients making statements that simply aren’t true, or are based on outdated laws. Here are some common.
Unfortunately, there are some divorce cases that result from domestic violence. There are some specific things you can do to protect yourself from domestic violence. In addition, make sure your attorney is aware of the situation because any instance of domestic violence may affect your divorce case and you divorce attorney can help walk you.
1. Get professional help. Choose a lawyer to guide you through the divorce process and ensure you and your children are cared for now and in the future. Consider a therapist to help you and your children navigate the emotions and trials of the separation and divorce. Your lawyer may know a good family therapist.
At first glance, getting a divorce may not seem that complicated. At the core, you need to file some paperwork, file some more paperwork, and maybe make an appearance in court. If you and your spouse agree on the terms, you may wonder if you even need a divorce lawyer. Unfortunately, divorce is more complicated.