Married couples can disagree on anything and everything, including whether they should get a divorce. Once, a spouse’s objection made obtaining a divorce difficult or impossible, but today it’s much easier to dissolve your marriage without your spouse’s consent, by filing a “no-fault” divorce. If you’re considering divorce, a local family law attorney can help you understand all of your options.
The divorce process begins by one spouse filing a petition or complaint. Basic information indicating how you want to proceed with issues such as alimony, property division, child custody and child support should be included in that petition. The filing spouse will make a copy of the petition and file it in the court of the county where they or the spouse lives. If you're considering divorce, attorneys at The Henry Law Firm, P.A. can explain the process and all of your options.
It can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few years to get through the entire divorce process. Laws vary from state-to-state and circumstances are individual to each couple. Mediation, residency and separation laws specific to each state can cause the divorce process to be prolonged. When children or high net estates are involved, divorce can take much longer to be finalized. Attorneys at The Henry Law Firm, P.A., located in Overland Park, can help guide you through the process and give you an estimate of the timeline for your unique case.
Cost of a divorce can vary widely. One factor that will raise the cost of your divorce dramatically is if it is a contested divorce. The attorneys at The Henry Law Firm, P.A., located in Overland Park will work closely with you to reduce expenses where you can.
The process for starting a divorce varies by state and residency requirement.You might also need to live apart from your spouse for a certain time before filing. Visit your county courthouse or download a divorce petition from your court’s website. Once you’ve filled it out, you’ll need funds for the filing fee and service of process. If you have questions about how to file your petition, a local divorce attorney can help.
The complexity and whether or not spouses can find common ground will determine the total cost of a divorce. Mediation is also an option to reduce cost, because it is often less expensive. The Henry Law Firm, P.A., located in Overland Park, can work with you and explain the specific costs for your case.
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