Divorce is generally never an easy thing to go through. Not only is the emotional toll difficult, there are also all of the legal issues that come up afterwards that have to be taken care of. Things like child care, the division of property, and even the divorce proceedings themselves can be difficult to understand. With the help of a qualified law firm, you can better navigate your way through the difficulties of legal proceedings and get on with your day to day life.
Filing for Divorce
Although divorce is often portrayed on television as an easy process, if you go into it unprepared, you could end up with a lot more work than you had originally bargained for.
Typically speaking, divorce procedures can often be completed by both parties without the need for help from a lawyer.
First, before you file for a divorce, you must be able to say that your marriage has broken down and deteriorated to an irreconcilable level. You must also have been living apart or away from your partner, for a period of at least twelve months.
After a divorce has been filed and granted by a court, any divisions of property that you are wishing to have overseen by a court must be completed within twelve months of the divorce being finalised. Generally, it’s a good idea to file property division papers almost immediately after your divorce has been recognised by the court. This not only helps expedite the process of moving on from a divorce, but also ensures that your property division proceedings are completed within a timely manner.
Although most people can complete divorce paperwork without the help of a lawyer, in some cases the process may be much messier than either party anticipates. If necessary, it may be required that you seek the help of a lawyer to get through the proceedings for you. A divorce lawyer such as those at Simonidis Steel can help serve divorce papers to either party and can act as an intermediary between both parties.
If you are worried about how a divorce is going to go, it may be best to speak to a lawyer before making any moves yourself. Because the legal process of getting divorced and of dividing property can be difficult, having a lawyer to act as an intermediary between both parties can help make the process smoother and less painful for the parties involved.