15 April 2014 0 Comments

Navigating through Divorce

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thinking divorce 300x249 Navigating through DivorceEven though it seems like yesterday that you said, “I do” and promised to love each other forever and ever, sometimes people just aren’t compatible and things don’t work out.

Going through a divorce or other family issue is by its very nature a hard and stressful situation – even when the situation is an amicable one and there are no real issues to fight over. Add to that the frustration
that comes along with not knowing whether you should hire an attorney. You have now created an almost impossible emotional situation.

Questions about how the legal system works of how the process of filing for divorce can add a lot of unnecessary worry to your life.

Many who decide to divorce make the mistake of not familiarizing themselves with what that means legally. Emotions rule our decisions to divorce, but legality rules what will happen once the decision to divorce is made.

If at all possible, you should try and avoid a contested divorce. Sometimes you just cannot agree on certain issues, such as child custody or financial matters. Lengthy legal battles can be detrimental both mentally and financially to all involved. While the majority of people just want out of a situation, a contested divorce can quickly turn into a battle field with too many headaches.

On the other hand, an uncontested divorce involves two people who have agreed on everything relating to the dissolution of their marriage. All they want is a legal and simple way to document their agreement and to get everything they need filed in the court.

The idea of going to divorce court could be frightening for some. It’s something you should avoid, if possible because once you end up in divorce court, you give a judge the right to decide for you how community property will be divided, how child custody will be handled, how much child support will be required – things we all want to maintain control over.

No one enjoys someone telling them how often they can see their children or whether their home will be sold. If this is you, consider participating in the mediation process.

Whether you need immediate legal advice, or simply wish to gain a head start to plan for your future, our legal team is dedicated to serving the legal needs of our clients. Contact the family law offices of Holstrom, Sissung & Block.

We understand that family legal issues involve life-altering decisions, and we believe one of the most important steps of the process is making sure you find the right family law attorney to represent you. We are committed to helping you move forward as effectively and quickly as possible.

Contact us at one of our conveniently located offices in Riverside, San Bernardino or Orange County.

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