Chart Your Future Post-Divorce Through Skillful Legal Counsel
The pathway to and beyond divorce is different for everyone. You may have reached this end of your married relationship after months or years of growing apart from your spouse, or it may have come as a shock for any number of reasons. The legal aspects of obtaining a divorce may feel like a nuisance or an emergency, depending on your point of view. Wells Peyton Partain Baldo & Lighty, LLP, is a valuable resource, no matter what your unique circumstances are.
Whatever the case, you can expect your divorce to have a significant impact on your future, especially:
- Financially: What property will you keep? Will you be responsible for selling the marital home? Will your retirement accounts remain intact? Will you be required to provide health insurance for your soon-to-be former spouse and/or your minor children? Will you pay or receive child support? Will you be on the hook for spousal support or might you receive spousal support?
- Family-wise: If you and your husband or wife (en route to divorce) share one or more minor children, where will the children live? Who will have the legal right to enroll them in school, take them to the doctor and make other key decisions in their lives? What family dynamics do you hope for over time, such as at your child’s future celebrations like high school graduation?
Uncontested And Contested Divorce; High-Asset, High-Conflict Divorce
Questions like those spelled out above may remind you of how overwhelming divorce can seem. We have a more positive approach to suggest: These are issues you can help to shape during the divorce process. And our family law attorneys are here to help.
We have experience with all legal aspects of divorce, including discovery of hidden assets and property division for high-asset divorces. We are equally adept at divorce processes ranging from low to high conflict:
- Uncontested divorce
- Low-conflict methods like collaborative divorce and mediation
- Creative, think-outside-the-box approaches involving settlement negotiations
- High-conflict contested divorce cases, including litigation potentially leading to trial
If divorce still seems down the road for you but likely inevitable, we encourage you to consult us on best practices in divorce planning. What can you do now to make your eventual divorce go more smoothly while protecting your property rights and parental rights? Let us share our family law knowledge with you in a personalized way. Our goal is to help get you where you need to go as efficiently, cost-effectively and painlessly as can be.