Making the decision to divorce is a difficult choice. You need to be sure you have considered how the divorce will affect you and your family in the short term and long term. Taking as much time as is available to consider the affects will benefit you and your family during the separation.
Throughout the process you must keep your children’s thoughts at the top of mind. Keeping a positive attitude about the other parent and their choices will reassure your children that your divorce is a positive step for all.
Additionally you will need to be prepared for the financial impacts of your divorce. Be sure that you have taken child custody, alimony, and equitable distribution into account when determining your needs after the divorce. Being prepared to communicate your stance on these issues will assist your attorney successfully represent you.
Take into consideration the length of time and associated costs when preparing a budget for the process. Having a financial plan to handle these expenses will work to help both you and your attorney during the litigation process. When discussing the case with your attorney, go over the fixed costs and variable costs associated with the process. Determining these costs up front will assist you plan financially for impact of the case.
When selecting an attorney be sure to take these factors into consideration:
- Comfort Level – Be prepared to discuss this emotional and personal situation with your attorney. It is likely the subject matter discussed will be sensitive and you need to have a great level of comfort discussing these matters with the attorney you select.
- Cost – You will want to determine an available budget and find the right balance between experience and cost for your budget. Trying to minimize expenses in the beginning of the divorce process could end up costing you more in the end, so be sure that you find the right balance for you and your family.
- Specialty – Family law attorneys may specialize in representing clients with specific needs. Make sure that the attorneys you are considering have a history of success in dealing with clients in situations similar to your own.
- Rate of Success – The cost of an attorney and their level of success are not always directly related. Perform some research to be sure you feel confident that your attorney can successfully advocate for your needs through this process.
Being prepared to address each of these answers will help you confidently navigate the divorce process. The experienced Law Office of Giro Attorneys at Law have helped countless clients get through the toughest divorce cases and they can guide you through this process. They will work to protect your rights so you can focus on your future. When you are ready to speak with an attorney about divorce, Contact the Law office of Giro Attorneys at Law.