Marrison Family law will answer all your queries on divorce. The legal procedure for divorce does vary slightly from state to state but in all states a dissolution must be filed and decided in court. The courts do not concern themselves with who is at fault but just what can be done going forward. The spouse filing for divorce must have been in the state for a given length of time usually six months. It takes six months to finalize a divorce to the point where one or both parties can remarry, this can be from 0-12 months in different states. Irreconcilable differences is usually filed as the official reason for divorce but this can be based on far reaching and numerous reasons.
Once you decide that there is no going back for your marriage you need to find someone to best represent you through this challenging process. Not challenging necessarily in terms of legality unless a lot of money is involved or there is a fight for the children, but definitely emotionally. You need to ensure that you get the right financial support as a result of the divorce and you need to ensure that you choose the best representation for this.
A first priority would be to look at an attorney who has had plenty of practice in this field and has achieved great results. Meet with a few lawyers and ask them questions. Make sure that you trust them and can be open and honest with them, it is likely that you might have to share some of the most intimate parts of your life with a virtual stranger, make sure they are at least on your wavelength. Check if they have experience in your area, e.g. a heated custody battle or a complex business arrangement with your soon to be ex-partner. You want your representative to have had lots of experience in the courtroom and have argued for cases like yours successfully many times before, with a positive outcome.
Get recommendations from friends and family, even though this might be a little awkward to broach they will understand why you are asking as they have been through the process. You are bound to know people who have been through a divorce and first account recommendations are often the best option. Make sure they specialize in family law. I would also suggest that you stay local; local attorneys will have good working relationships with local officials and the judge. You need a good negotiator who can act quickly, this could save a lot in legal fees.
Don’t be swayed by gender believing that only someone of the same gender can help you. Just find someone you can relate to and depend upon and who you can talk to openly. Sometimes you may find this easier with someone of the same sex, sometimes not.
Be wary of TV advertising or big price tags. A good firm should not need to attract new clients through advertising it should be word of mouth based on their success. A higher price tag does not always mean a better service.
This is the most important decision you will make to live the rest of your life, choose wisely.