Yuma, AZ – A divorce is always going to cause stress and the possibility of financial loss. There are a few aspects of this process that tends bother people, and cause them to become very frustrated. However, one of the best ways to prepare for these potential problems and avoid issues is to talk with an attorney early and often. Experienced family lawyers have found ways to help clients avoid the worst problems associated with a divorce and get through the process quickly.
Disagreements with the other spouse
A divorce happens because the couple cannot get along anymore, and these arguments are likely to carry over throughout the divorce. If the spouses can agree on most aspects of their divorce, the case can be finished more quickly and there are less issues which need to be litigated, however arguments are always potential roadblocks. Things like child custody and support, property division, and whether alimony is necessary or not tend to cause the most tension between the two spouses. Some attorneys may be able to schedule mediation sessions or other forms of negotiation to get through disagreements efficiently.
Large amounts of documentation
All divorces require some amount of formal paperwork that needs to be filed in the local courts and exchanged between both sides. However, if the couple has lots of documentation related to things like property and investments, all of this may need to be exchanged and copied at some point. As a general rule, a couple that has been married a long time and has lots of shared assets is more likely to have to send out a lot of documentation.
The duration of the divorce case
Divorces are like most other lawsuits in terms of duration. They usually last anywhere from a few months to a few years, but when the members of the couple want to split up and get away from each other this can feel like a very long time.
Post divorce problems
There may be agreements in place related to child custody schedules and support payments, contracts related to the disposition of property, and other matters that require some level of basic cooperation even after a divorce. However, when bitter feelings remain, the members of the former couple may try to disregard or get around these terms in any way possible, even in violation of a judge’s order.
Firms that help people with their family problems
Schneider and Onofry assist local clients in the Yuma area with their family law cases. Anyone who needs to learn more about the services of a lawyer during a divorce, custody hearing, or for help with child support or alimony can contact the firm to learn more.
Firm contact info:
207 W. 2nd St., Yuma AZ 85364