Rules to Follow When Facing a Divorce in Marietta
Are you considering divorce? If so, we at The Herrin Law Firm, P.C. encourage
you to read through the general guidelines that our Marietta divorce lawyer
has provided for you. If you have additional questions regarding your
particular family law issue or divorce case, do not hesitate to
contact our legal team as soon as possible.
We are here to listen to you.
General Guidance to Get You Through Your Divorce
Speak with a Mariettadivorce and family law attorney first.
It will be crucial to speak with a skilled, experienced, and responsive
Marietta divorce lawyer before starting any aspect of your divorce. Your
legal representative can help you assess your specific family law matter
or divorce issue. Your attorney should be able to thoroughly educate you
on your rights, responsibilities, and duties at this time. More importantly,
your lawyer should inform you of all relevant areas of Marietta family
law and the measures you should take to safeguard your rights completely.
Be prepared by gathering documents and securing your accounts.
Although the gathering of documents and securing of financial accounts
for your divorce attorney to review can be done after your attorney has
filed your suit, these activities are almost always easier to accomplish
if done as soon as possible. Our legal team can be trusted to decrease
your stress by preparing any necessary documentation before your spouse
has been made aware of your suit.
Speak with your spouse about your divorce with guidance from your legal
Once you have an idea of what is going to happen in your divorce, you
are more capable of speaking with your spouse to identify any areas upon
which you two may already agree. Once the fields of contest or disagreement
have been established, you should be able to recognize potential areas
of friction. Your lawyer can discuss which legal option will be best for
you, whether a divorce can be reached through uncontested settlement or
Hire a divorce attorney with whom you are comfortable and confident.
It will be vitally important that you retain a lawyer with whom you are
completely comfortable and confident. Choose an attorney whom you believe
is completely devoted to making certain that your rights are completely
protected. You should be professionally and financially comfortable in
whom you choose. It is encouraged that you ask your attorney about the
retainer costs, as well as whether they are available to you during emergency
situations or after hours.
Explore mediation or negotiation with your divorce lawyer.
Not all divorces or family law issues need to be combatted in a courtroom
setting. In fact, mediation or negotiation can result in some of the most
favorable outcomes for families enduring a difficult legal process. Mediation
and negotiation are both forms of alternative dispute resolution and can
allow a separating couple to reach an agreement with the help of a legal
professional and a certified mediator. Because mediation can allow a divorcing
couple to settle their matters without the involvement of a judge, the
separating spouses can remain in control of the decisions that can greatly
impact their family.
Involve a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in your proceeding.
Divorce can be an incredibly complex legal process and in some instances,
can be incredibly taxing on a divorcing couple's wallet. Additionally,
tax consequences can have a significant impact on any property that is
awarded to you after a divorce. For this reason, involving a CPA in your
divorce can help see to it that your finances are completely protected
from beginning to end.
Help your children cope with divorce and do not use them against your former spouse.
If minor children are involved in your divorce, protecting their interests
at this time should be of the utmost importance. The impacts of a divorce
can have major ripple effects on a child's development and can have
a significant influence on their emotional and psychological development.
Consider attending and completing seminars or workshops.
The courts offer many certified classes and seminars, including the Seminar
for Divorcing Parents. The seminar is required in many metro Atlanta courts
prior to granting a divorce in which children are involved. The course
helps parents understand how negative, hateful, or spiteful actions and
words can have an incredibly adverse effect on their children.
Be prepared for difficult financial times.
Even with the help of an attorney, splitting one home into two will almost
always involve at least temporary financial difficulties or sacrifices
from both sides. Be prepared for this type of financial obstacle. Though
it can create a momentary roadblock, the hardship associated with divorce
can slowly dissolve as you and your former spouse move forward in a positive,
healthy manner. Your lawyer can help you create avenues of backup funds
or other sources that can help you through the aftermath of a divorce.
Your lawyer can also help identify expenditures that could be trimmed
down or eliminated during the divorce until all of the dust settles.
Contact The Herrin Law Firm, P.C. to Learn More
If you would like more guidance or have a concern that requires immediate
legal attention, we would be happy to meet with you confidentially to
discuss your legal matters. Attorney Parisa N. Herrin offers exceptional
and compassionate, yet effective and aggressive legal representation for
all clients throughout Cobb, Paulding, Fulton, Bartow and Cherokee, Georgia.
Contact The Herrin Law Firm, P.C. for your
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