Legal tips for Northwest Florida residents
The advantages of using a divorce attorney to represent you may differ with the type of divorce case at hand. This is because the role of attorneys is very small in uncontested divorce cases. If the divorce is contested by the other party, however, the divorce attorney will play a major role.
When a couple gets married, the spouses always hope that their union will last forever. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Disagreements and feuds may arise and force one or both parties to consider filing for divorce. After making the decision to dissolve the marriage, the first thing a person needs to do is hire a divorce attorney.
Why You Need to Hire an Attorney to Represent You
It’s not uncommon for divorcing couples to not be on speaking terms with one another, so your lawyer can do all the talking on your behalf. These legal professionals have the necessary experience and expertise needed to ensure that a divorce case is concluded according to the wishes of the client.
Almost everybody knows about what divorce is, but very few people know the actual procedure for divorcing a partner. Your attorney will help you understand the whole process, the requirements, what you will need to prove and the possible outcomes of the case. This will prepare you well for the proceedings.
Divorce can only be granted if the grounds for the dissolution of marriage meet the minimum requirements as set out in state law. After interviewing you, your lawyer will explain the basis or grounds for the divorce to you, and then start collecting all the relevant details in order to strengthen the basis for the divorce.
It is actually the attorney and not the client who initiates the process of divorce. Your lawyer will file complaints and summons in family law court. The respondent will then be served with a notice of divorce. Whether the respondent is in favor or against the motion, he or she will file a response in court to support or oppose it. In both the contested or uncontested types of divorce, your attorney will help you resolve issues such as:
- Spousal support and alimony
- Child support
- Child custody
- Division of matrimonial property
Once all these issues have been resolved, you can honor your obligations, part ways and start life afresh. There are a number of advantages to using a divorce attorney to represent you, perhaps the best of which is increased potential for peace of mind. Call us today for competent legal representation.
John F. Greene is a Destin, Florida divorce attorney with more than three decades of courtroom experience. He provides a full range of legal services to clients in Okaloosa and Walton Counties and throughout Northwest Florida. If you or a loved one is anticipating a dissolution of marriage, contact John online or call his office (850) 424-6833 for a legal consultation to take the first step toward starting over fresh.