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Deciding to Divorce
A major decision in your life is deciding if divorcing your spouse is a realistic option. Examine all your options before choosing to divorce.
One option for you to consider is to meet with a therapist, counselor or clergy person. Additionally, you can open lines of communication with your spouse concerning issues that are currently troubling you. Explore your current emotional and physical well being to determine that there are no other problems that are affecting your decision. Divorce should be the final solution to your marital problem.
Once You Decide to Divorce
If you decide that divorce is your realistic approach, after examining your options, consider taking the following steps before actually beginning the legal process:
1. Begin maintaining an accurate record of your personal expenses. Collect all of your bills from all of your expenditures, including food, gas, utilities, mortgage or rent payments, clothing, and any other expenses.
Choosing the Right Attorney
One of the most crucial decisions you will be making is obtaining an attorney with whom you feel comfortable and who will help you to achieve your realistic goals.
How do you know the attorney you meet with is the right one for you?
1. Before the Interview: Contact the attorney and request an initial interview. Some attorneys offer a free consultation; however, for attorneys that concentrate in certain areas of law, it is customary that they charge a consultation fee. The initial investment you make to speak to an attorney is well worth your time and money. Even if you choose not to hire that attorney, you will be receiving valuable information concerning your legal problem.Some methods you may use in selecting an attorney are:
1. Ask friends who have recently been through a divorce;
An uncontested divorce means that the spouses agree on the division of marital property, alimony, and child custody, support, and visitation. The spouses sign a Marital Settlement Agreement and go to court for a quick hearing to finalize the divorce. The cost of an uncontested Florida divorce is usually minimal. It generally takes 30 days after the parties sign the Marital Settlement Agreement for the court to finalize the uncontested divorce. This time will vary depending on how busy the courthouse is, but an uncontested divorce with both spouse's participation is typically the fastest.
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