Have you made the decision to get divorced, but don’t know how? Making the decision to get divorced is life changing and should not be taken lightly. Many people choose to seek counseling before deciding to finally call it quits. However, if you have already made the decision to get divorced, there are several things that must happen before your divorce can be finalized.
You or your attorney will need to file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with your local clerk’s office. You will also need to file several other forms along with your petition. Figuring out which forms to fill out and how to fill them out can be challenging. Even if the correct forms are filled out, you may be giving up certain rights if the forms are not filled out correctly. A divorce lawyer can assist you in reviewing your individual situation to make sure all necessary paperwork is filled out and filed correctly.
Often times couples have differing views on who should get what after the divorce. Disagreements arise regarding child custody and time-sharing arrangements, alimony, child support, and other matters like who gets to keep the house. An experienced divorce lawyer can guide you through your divorce and help you come to an agreement with your ex regarding how much alimony should be awarded; whether the family home should be sold; what happens to retirement accounts; how much child support will be awarded and what child custody arrangement you will follow. If you and your husband or wife cannot come to an agreement, Pinellas Family Lawyer can represent you in your contested divorce. A divorce attorney can explain the divorce process and help advocate for you, helping to explain why the law is on your side and why you should be awarded the results you seek.
The divorce process can last for months or in some instances even years. Speak to Pinellas Family Lawyer today about hiring a divorce lawyer to assist you throughout your divorce. Even if you feel that you cannot afford an attorney, in some situations, the other party may be required to pay some or all of your attorney's fees. You don’t have to face the complicated legal aspects of divorce alone.
Call 727-538-7741 for a confidential consultation today to see how Pinellas Family Lawyer can help you with your Florida divorce.