Divorce Overview - The Basics

Contemplating divorce is usually very difficult. Whether or not you are sure you want to end your marriage requires one to learn the basics of divorce law. Should you conclude that divorce is necessary, it is important to seek the assistance of an experienced family law attorney. A divorce is a judicial decree by which a valid marriage is dissolved. The court during the divorce process will divide the couples assets and debts, determine the future care and custody of their children, and give each person the legal right to marry someone else.

Division of Property

When a couple has little or no marital property, no children and no disagreement on spousal maintenance/alimony, their divorce usually goes very quickly. Most couples, however, have numerous issues to work out during the divorce process. These issues may involve children or significant marital property, personal property, real estate, a family business, large or concealed debts, trusts, real property in other states, joint and separate accounts, investments, insurance, pensions and other assets. In any divorce, especially one involving complex property matters, an experienced family law attorney can offer valuable guidance and advocacy.

Questions to Ask During Divorce

Whether to end your marriage is one of the most important and difficult decisions you will ever encounter. While this is an emotional matter, it is important to approach certain aspects of it with an analytical perspective. This is a decision that should take into account numerous issues. I can help you review the issues pertaining to your situation, which may cause you to reconsider your goals or you will be better prepared to move forward with your divorce.

Dealing with Divorce

A divorce can be a liberating new beginning for some people, but for most it is not so straightforward. The end of a marriage brings numerous difficult emotions to the surface. Recovering from a divorce is similar to the grieving process one experiences when a loved one dies. During a divorce one usually goes through the typical five stages of grief: shock and denial; anger; ambivalence; depression; and recovery. Not everyone experiences these emotions in the same way or in the same order. You may move in and out of a phase more than once, even experiencing more than one phase at a time. It is a difficult and time-consuming process that can take as long as one or two years to truly recover. However, one must resolve the legal issues pertaining to their divorce and that is where I can help by guiding and supporting a person through the legal system during this emotional time.

An Amicable Divorce or Uncontested Divorce

Divorce is one of the most emotional experiences you will ever face. The decision to end a marriage is not an easy one, and often it is accompanied by anger, fear and resentment. The negative emotions associated with divorce are responsible for more than hurt feelings; they affect the legal process and its outcome. Most importantly, if children are involved, they can be deeply distressed. It is in your family's interest to approach divorce from an amicable perspective; this can spare you a great deal of time, money and heartache. I charge flat fees for uncontested divorces, which allows one to move forward with the divorce process knowing that the cost will not escalate unless the divorce becomes contested.

Contact Bart Marcules Law Firm, LLC

At Bart Marcules Law Firm, LLC, I can help you through your divorce in an effective and efficient manner. Contact me today to schedule a convenient consultation.