Even the thought of divorce can be overwhelming, and it may help to know that this is a common reaction. The fact of the matter is that, when it comes to divorce, you don’t have to make the life-altering decisions involved on your own – or on the spot. Taking the time and care to work out divorce terms that work for you – with the professional legal guidance of an experienced divorce lawyer in Woodbury on your side – can help ensure that your parental and financial rights are well protected as you move forward into your best post-divorce future.
Your divorce will remain unique to your family and your situation, but the terms that every divorcing couple must hammer out (as applicable) include:
Breaking your divorce terms into these basic categories can help you approach the matter with increased confidence.
The reality is that if you and your divorcing spouse are able to negotiate all of the terms that apply to your divorce, the court will almost certainly accept them. In other words, you are not required to give up your decision-making power in every divorce case.
Further, you and your divorcing spouse aren’t expected to come to a meeting of the minds entirely on your own, which can be difficult within the emotionally fraught context of divorce. Your respective divorce attorneys will help you explore your options and help you find common ground (if possible).
There are also alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options, such as mediation, that can help. Only after you’ve exhausted all of these options will the court intervene. Further, the court is not an all-or-nothing proposition – if you are able to negotiate one or more terms on your own, they are terms the court won’t need to address.
That property that you acquire during your marriage is considered marital property, and you’ll need to divide it equitably – or fairly – upon divorce. Often, this is easier said than done, and the division of marital property is one of the divorce terms that is most likely to become contentious.
Your parenting time relates to your schedule with your children. This can range from splitting your time nearly equally with their other parent to one of you becoming the primary custodial parent with whom the children live the majority of the time.
If you’re facing a divorce, the accomplished Woodbury divorce lawyers at Atticus Family Law have the experience, dedication, and skill to help guide your case toward a resolution that works for you and your children. We’re here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
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