I am just beginning the process of divorce. What are my first steps?
The decision to divorce is not an easy one. This is a challenging time and making major decisions can be complicated by emotional issues. For many, divorce begins with finding an attorney to guide them through the process.
It is in your best interest to have an initial consultation with a qualified, experienced divorce attorney who will maintain your best interests throughout the procedure. Your attorney will help guide you through all the legal aspects of your separation and divorce such as:
- Property and asset division
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Spousal support
- How marital fault may impact the divorce
- Options for finalizing the divorce
Even if you are unsure of how you want to proceed, you should at least have an initial meeting with an attorney to have your questions answered and know your legal right and options.