Are you getting ready to go through a divorce? This can be a very emotional journey you are about to embark on. It’s time to start preparing for a divorce consultation, where you will meet your lawyer. Here are some things you can do to get ready. Then, when you are, call our office to get started.
Before You Meet Your Lawyer
If you are the one initiating the divorce, you should have that conversation with your partner. You can often get an idea of what the divorce will look like. You can likely find out if this is going to be a tumultuous or amicable parting.
When preparing for a divorce consultation, it is good to have your goals in mind. You might want to go through a mediation with your ex, or this could be traditionally litigated depending on how many issues could arise.
If you have children, it might help to discuss what you and your partner would like to happen in terms of custody. If you already know before you even get to the divorce consultation that they will put up a fight, then it’s time to prepare for that battle.
You Are Not Alone
There are a lot of people who have gone through what you are currently experiencing. According to Rochester First, the divorce rate in NYS went up by 7.69% in the last ten years. We know that divorce can feel very isolating, but we want you to know that we are here for you.
We want you to get to know us during your divorce consultation. You should feel comfortable with your divorce lawyer. You should be able to fully trust that your lawyer is looking out for your best interests.
Some tips that we recommend to people getting ready to go through a divorce are:
- Know who your support system is
- Get into journaling
- Don’t bad about your ex to your kids (if you have any)
- Keep anything negative about your ex off of social media
- Do not hide any assets
When you are anticipating a divorce, you likely have a lot of questions. That is what your divorce consultation is for. We encourage you to bring in lots of questions.
Common Divorce Questions
A lot of the questions that you have are going to depend on your unique circumstances. Some of the most frequently asked questions include:
- How long will it take to get divorced?
- How much does a divorce cost?
- Will I have to pay alimony?
The amount of time a divorce will take and how much it will cost you will depend on how much there is to contend over. If this is a simple divorce with minimal assets and no kids, it will be a quicker, cheaper divorce. On the other hand, if you and your partner have a lot of assets, you have kids together, or you cannot agree on how things should be, it can get more lengthy and costly.
Alimony is also something that depends on the circumstances of the marriage. We can help you understand if you will receive or pay alimony.
Call Our Office Today
If you are looking for a Rochester divorce attorney who will give you the support you need, please call to set up a divorce consultation right away. You deserve to have someone in your corner during such an emotional time. Call us today.