When someone comes into our office asking about a divorce (dissolution) a few simple questions will help us figure out where to help you start the process:
Are there children from the marriage?
What kinds of things do you own such as a home, cars, retirement accounts, businesses, and household items?
Are there debts such as credit cards, student loans, mortgage, and car loans?
Who is working and how are the bills getting paid?
How is everyone getting along?
If there are children, then you may have a lot of questions regarding where the children will live (physical custody or primary residence), how you decide how much time the children will spend with each parent (parenting time), how decisions get made for your children in the future (legal custody), and how each of you will contribute to the children’s financial support (child support). We can help you understand the options for your children so that you can make informed decisions.
A divorce can be very scary for some people especially when one person is financially dependent on another person and needs to know whether they may be awarded alimony/spousal support. Our office tries to ease your fears as you go through this process. We will help explain not only what decisions need to be made for yourself and your family but we will explain the process from gathering the information we need from you to how a divorce is started, and generally what to expect as you move through the process from start to finish.
At the Law Office of Robert F. Smith, we will answer any questions you may have about getting divorced.