Even when a couple agree that they should obtain a divorce, the actual process of obtaining an agreed divorce can be emotional and stressful. Not only are you deciding to end a relationship, the many decisions regarding property, children and finances also have to happen at what feels like a dizzying speed.
- Who will live in the home?
- Who will pay for the home while the divorce is pending?
- When can we put the house on the market?
- Am I entitled to receive spousal support?
- Where will the children live?
- When can I see the children?
- Am I asking for enough Child Support?
- How do I get the car into my name?
- How do I protect my retirement?
These are just a few of the many questions you may have about the specifics of getting divorced. Each judge has specific rules and standards that are required for each person, even if you are representing yourself, must follow. There are also certain requirements that must be met in order to obtain the divorce without problems and assure that the divorce process is as stress free as possible.
An agreed divorce occurs when each spouse has discussed each issue and knows what to expect will be in the final agreement. When each party looks in detail at these issues, there could be some issues that one or both of you have not anticipated. Resolving these issues without the assistance or the counsel of an attorney may lengthen the divorce process for you or it could also result in additional litigation in the future to correct something as simple as the way the first order was written. It is possible that two people may have an agreement in the beginning of a divorce but after the divorce is filed one party may decide he or she does not want to agree to the previously talked about terms of the divorce. Jeredith Jones, Attorney at Law has experience with working with these situations and with parties to reach an agreement and assure that procedures are followed to assure that her clients shall be able to understand the process, obtain a fair agreement, and to alleviate some of the stress of a court case.
There are many types of agreed divorces. In some instances, parties may be able to file the paperwork with forms that are filled in by the parties themselves. In these instances, the parties would be representing themselves and would likely approach the judge without obtaining an attorney. Sometimes, an individual will wish to hire an attorney to review documents and offer advice regarding the documents and the meaning of the language. In other instances, a husband and wife may understand the exact terms that each wish to be reflected in the final divorce paperwork because they have worked together to address each of these terms and come to a joint decision. These couples may still want to retain an experienced Family Law attorney to draft the paperwork correctly, obtain and maintain court dates, and to answer questions should they come up. Jeredith Jones, Attorney at Law is experienced in handling both contested and uncontested divorce matters in Montgomery County, Conroe, Willis, Magnolia, Montgomery, and Oak Ridge.