Divorce laws are set to guide on the right way to conduct a divorce in a particular country and it’s important to follow the right process so as to avoid more complications that would result from ignorance of the law. It’s a requirement to dissolve a marriage using the country’s set laws of divorce to avoid complications resulting from divorce that doesn’t follow the law. Division of property is quite troublesome during the divorce process as one person may be selfish hence the legal process of divorce seeks to rule out on how the property will be divided.
Child or children custody is another source of a headache as the parents in some instances will fight to retain custody of the children/child while in other instances the parents will be running away from the child responsibilities and dissolving the marriage through a legal process addresses this issue. More issues concerning children affected by the divorce include child visitation and parenting time for the parent who is not awarded custody of the child, child support which is usually spelt out for the parent who is not awarded custody of the child. A couple deciding to use one attorney could not work out and is not recommended if the couple have different opinions on a subject since the attorney’s career has ethics to follow thus might end up not representing both sides equally. A couple might, however, be able to use the same attorney to represent them on special conditions such as if they are of the same view and agree to major issues in the divorce, when the couple needs the law just for necessary paperwork, or when the couple is sure they will manage to solve the minor conflicting issues by themselves. During the process of divorce since it doesn’t happen instantly, an issue might come up that wasn’t there at the beginning, which the couple disagrees on causing the lawyer to transfer one client to another attorney. Deciding on the divorce method you would like to approach your divorce with is crucial as it will guide you in the choice of the appropriate lawyer to hire since an attorney might be good at mediation but suck at collaborative divorce. Your partner’s choice of attorney could also be a guide on the type of attorney who will best present your interests. Before you sign on with an attorney, first ask all the important questions especially on financial matters such as the attorney’s method of payment that is whether he wants a retainer, an hourly charge, billing monthly, and what the attorney’s rates are so that you don’t end up using all your money blindly or end up being financially disappointed.