Below are answers to common question regarding the planning and preparation for a divorce case.
1. What should I expect during my consultation with The Marchese Law Firm?
During a consultation with our firm we will discuss your case and determine the best strategy to receive the best outcome. Our attorneys can answer specific questions about your case or common questions you may have. We have a created a video detailing common questions we get during a consultation so that you can come prepared and informed. You can view that video here.
2. What forms do I need to file?
To begin the divorce process, certain forms need to be completed and filed with the court. A person can do this themselves or get help from an attorney. We have the forms listed on our site here.
3. How long does a divorce take?
If you and your spouse have children together, there is a six-month waiting period before your divorce can be finished. The waiting period begins when you file your divorce, even if you and your spouse were separated before that. If you and your spouse don’t agree on everything, your divorce can take longer than six months.
The judge can shorten the waiting period if you show that waiting the full 180 days to finish your divorce would cause an unusual hardship to you or your children. The judge may also shorten the waiting period for other compelling reasons. The judge cannot make the total waiting period less than 60 days.
4. What will get decided in my divorce?
Your marriage will be legally ended. All marital property and debts will be divided. Marital property may include real estate, pensions, insurance, retirement accounts, and investment accounts, among other kinds of property. If necessary, alimony and spousal support will be decided on. If there is children involved, custody, parenting time, child support, and which parent will claim the child tax credit is resolved.
5. How much will my divorce cost?
The cost of divorce varies depending on the nature and complexity of the case. To receive guidance on how much your personal divorce case might cost schedule a free, no obligations consultation here.