You certainly weren’t expecting to get served with divorce papers, yet here they are in your hands. You agree that you and your spouse may have grown a bit distant from one another lately. You may even have had some serious fights.
But you never dreamed that these incidents would land you in divorce court. You don’t know what to do or where to turn.
Fortunately, we can help you sort through the mess. We can review the petition for divorce with you and discuss your options. If you have children, we can help you strategize to retain primary custody. We can file for child support and possibly spousal support, at least during the interim.
We know that you might not want a divorce at all. But you can’t force somebody to remain married to you once they have decided to move on. It can be a scary proposition having to make life-altering decisions while you are grieving the loss of this primary relationship.
But now is the time when you really must lead with your head and not your heart. The decisions that you make right now can affect your life and your children’s lives for years to come. It’s important to get it right.
That’s why we will break down each option and review the pros and cons. Can you afford to remain in the home, or would you fare better by selling and splitting the proceeds? Should you trade a bigger chunk of the retirement accounts for your interest in the vacation home?
All of these decisions must be made in the coming weeks and months. Seeking legal guidance in divorce is the best way to ensure a solid future ahead for you and your children.