A divorce, or dissolution of marriage, is the legal process by which the marital union is cancelled through a judgment issued by a court of law. This is different from an annulment, which declares the marriage null and void. When terminating a marriage the parties will almost always deal with issues of division of property and debts, spousal support, child support and child custody.
The divorce process can be long and complicated and usually requires the help of an attorney through some part of the process. The use of forms and self-help centers at many local courthouses has led to a common misconception that divorce cases are simple, particularly if the parties have reached an agreement concerning how to end the marriage and divide up the children, assets, debts, etc. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Even parties in short term marriages with no children should consult an attorney before signing any agreements. While there are many cases that are truly “simple” in nature, most clients are misinformed and incorrectly believe that a case is “simple” when it is not. Even the most complicated cases seem “simple” to someone unaware of the issues involved with their case. The only way to truly know if a case is “simple” is to speak to a competent divorce attorney. Rest assured the divorce attorneys at Furubotten Law will let you know if you have a simple case during your consultation.
Apart from the legal complexities, divorces generally involve high emotions from both sides. Parties are facing the failure of a relationship, the uncertainties of what their new future will involve, and are required to make legal decisions that will likely affect them for the rest of their lives. Many people make poor decisions during this time due to the emotional disruption caused by divorce. At Furubotten Law we have a unique understanding of the emotional and legal stages our clients face during a divorce. We excel at helping our clients make the best choices for their futures while remaining sensitive to the emotional challenges during this difficult time.
The team at Furubotten Law also understands that our clients do not want a lawyer to complicate simple issues when they are truly simple. Our divorce lawyers will steer clients to the most affordable representation options when a simple case is truly a simple case. Cases that need only limited attorney involvement will be directed to our attorney-assisted divorce options. Full attorney representation is always available for those cases involving more complex divorce issues.
All Furubotten Law clients must meet with an attorney at least once for a comprehensive consultation. The attorney and client will discuss the client’s particular issues and the attorney will advise the client about all property division, child custody, and child and spousal support issues. Information is power and no client should make any decisions concerning their divorce case without obtaining at least one legal consultation from an attorney. You deserve to know the answers to issues involved with your divorce. Don’t be tricked into thinking an attorney will only complicate your case. The divorce lawyers at Furubotten Law are committed to keeping you out of court and settling your case at the earliest possible stage.
We have solutions for almost every budget. When you just can’t afford full attorney representation, check out our Attorney Assisted Services page to find out about obtaining limited services for:
- Uncontested Divorce Solutions
- Marital Settlement Agreements
- Spousal Support Calculations
- Initial Spousal Support Agreements
- Orders to Show Cause
- Modifications and Termination of Spousal Support
- Earnings Assignment Orders
- Attorney Consultations and Case Evaluations
- and Much More
Contact our offices today for a FREE initial consultation of your divorce case and find out which of our divorce services are right for you.