3 Commonly Asked Divorce Questions

Are you going through the divorce process and need help? Check out these 3 commonly asked divorce questions, then call our attorneys today.

1) What are the Steps in the Divorce Process?

  • 3 Commonly Asked Divorce QuestionsThe client’s first step toward divorce is learning about his or her legal rights.
  • The second step is making a decision as to whether or not to proceed with the divorce.
  • If the decision is to proceed, the next step is to sign and file certain required documents, including a payment agreement between the client and the attorney with respect to legal fees and a statement of client rights.
  • After that, the divorce action actually starts  a summons filed in the county clerk’s office.

2) What is the Most Important Issues in Your Case?

  • n an initial divorce consultation, the two most important issues are children and money.
  • The client wants to know who’s going to have custody of the children, where they will live, how they will be supported, and who will pay for their health insurance.
  • Other important issues – such as the house, vehicles and retirement accounts – involve property and money.
  • Debts, including credit card debt, are also included among property issues.

3) What are the Differences Between a Contested and an Uncontested Divorce?

  • Most clients say theirs will be amicable and uncontested – but the terms are considerably different.
  • Your divorce is uncontested when you serve your spouse and he or she just lets the divorce go ahead. They don’t hire a lawyer, submit an answer, or come to court.
  • In a contested divorce, your spouse hires a lawyer who submits an answer. Then, both sides – represented by lawyers – negotiate the important issues, including the children, money, and  property.
  • The essential difference is that in a truly uncontested divorce, the served party does nothing, while in a contested divorce, the other party responds and participates in negotiations.

Do you want to start the divorce process, but don’t know how?  Check out these 3 commonly asked divorce questions that we have answered, then contact our dedicated Rochester Divorce Lawyer Michael Ranzenhofer for guidance.

This educational legal video was brought to you by Michael Ranzenhofer, an experienced Rochester Divorce Lawyer.

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