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The decisions and outcomes of a family law case can have a long-lasting effect on everyone involved. A family law attorney will help you navigate the challenges in cases involving:
Getting a divorce or having your marriage dissolved is a painful situation. It can be a very emotional time. And a caring compassionate attorney can help you through the process.
What is the difference between a divorce and a dissolution?
A divorce is an actual lawsuit. There is no agreement between the parties as to how they are going to handle the break up of their marriage and their financial affairs. One partner sues the other for divorce. During the divorce I will help you with matters like child custody and support, spousal support, division of property and debt, to name a few.
A dissolution is a situation where the parties themselves sit down with each other and agree between them selves regarding all the issues of breaking up the marriage. This includes things like child custody and support, division of property and debt to name a few. Usually one attorney is involved and only represents one party. Papers are prepared and filed with the court. There is a hearing about 6 weeks after the papers are filed with the court.
My spouse wants a dissolution and wants me use her attorney. Should I?
No. Her attorney is only looking out for your spouse's best interest. An attorney can not represent two parties in the same dispute. You need to consult an attorney who can look out for your best interests.
I saw a legal kit online for a do it your self divorce/dissolution, are they any good?
The short answer is no. Preprinted forms usually do not contain local court's mandated language. They can not provide you with advice as only an attorney can. My experience is that they create more problems than they solve.
I have had clients use the form documents and they end up spending more money to fix the problem that the form created than if they had hired me in the first place.