Finding Legal Resolution For Family Problems
Not Every Case Goes To Trial
Every divorce is different, because every couple is different, as are the issues they face. For divorce cases, for example, every case need not go to trial. Couples who are divorcing amicably and don’t have a lot of assets or children may choose to try alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to keep costs down and retain a greater degree of control over the final settlement. Couples with children and significant assets who are experiencing a great deal of resentment may be better suited to resolution by trial. When you come in for your initial consultation with an attorney at Marinaro Law, we can discuss your situation and determine what method might work best for you.
There’s Always Paperwork
If you’re ready to pursue a divorce, regardless of the method you choose, there’s going to be a good deal of documentation required. This can include records such as:
- Retirement statements
- Credit card bills
- Tax forms
- Bank statements
- Loan statements
- Mortgage statements
- Estate plans
- Employment contracts
- A list of property and appraisals
While it can be tedious to collect and organize all this paperwork, having it organized and readily available can make your divorce go more smoothly.
Child Support And Spousal Support
One major aspect of the divorce will be figuring out how things will work financially when you are no longer a couple. If you have children but are not the custodial parent, this will include child support payments. If one of you stayed at home while the other worked, spousal support may also be necessary, at least until the stay-at-home spouse can secure independent income.
Any accounts, property or other assets you shared as a couple will need to be divided fairly in a divorce. This doesn’t necessarily mean equally. One person might keep the house in exchange for their share of the family business, for example.
Let’s Get Specific. Call Today.
When you’re getting a divorce, you don’t want general answers about what might happen. You want concrete answers about what will happen in your particular situation. When you come in for an initial consultation, we can give you a more tailored analysis of how your divorce might play out. To schedule an appointment with a lawyer at our office in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, call 717-406-1794 or toll free at 866-614-6520, or write to us online.