Getting married is easy, once two people fall in love and decide they want to stay together forever, they can legalize the situation in a matter of days. However, if that same couple changes and they no longer want to spend the rest of their lives together, they quickly discover getting divorced is a great deal more complicated than the marriage process.
There’s a few different reasons getting divorced, even when you don’t have any minor children to further complicated the process, can be such a time consuming and complicated process. Part of the reasons the courts have set things up so it takes so long for the divorce to be finalized is because they want the couple to have time to really think about what they’ve decided to do and be sure their making the right decision.
The second reason getting divorced has so many complications has to do with assets. Merging assets after marriage can be a piece of cake. What once belonged to one person, not belongs to both, and money the couple makes gets shared. Unmerging the assets tends to be a whole different situation. First the couple has to decide on what items they want to leave the marriage with, and what items they can part with. If an agreement can’t be made, the couple will have to liquidate their assets which can be even more time consuming.
Although it can be possible to separate your life from your estranged spouse without the help of any third parties, it’s not always in your best interest. Most couples find they need the help of an experienced divorce attorney in order to get through the process.
While there are some exceptions, most of the time each person hires their own divorce lawyer. Once the divorce attorney has been hired, their objective is to make sure the client’s divorce get filed properly, and that the client gets the marital property they’re entitled to. The divorce attorney speaks to the client, learns what goals they have with regard to the way they want the divorce to end. Using these goals, as well as some additional information about the divorce, the lawyer creates an outline they can use to help prepare for the upcoming case.
The amount of paperwork that needs to be filled out and filed before a divorce can be finalized can be staggering. Luckily, as long as you have a divorce attorney on your side, they will be the ones who have to handle the tedious paperwork, not you. They will also arrange and mediate appointments between you and your estranged spouse. The assistance of the divorce lawyers during these meetings keeps things on track and civil.
James W. Evans Law Office, home of a Round Rock divorce lawyer, has a great deal of experience handling shattered marriages. In 17 years he’s handled over a 100 divorce cases.