Hiring an experienced divorce attorney is the best way you get peace of mind when dealing with child custody, alimony, and asset division. Having a divorce lawyer advise you helps ensure that nothing is left out of your divorce agreement, which means that costly mistakes won't come back to bite you later. Choose your state or city to narrow your search, and then use the Avvo Rating to help find the right divorce for you.
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Since many divorcing spouses have children, standard divorce agreements set forth how issues such as child custody, child support, parenting plans, and visitation rights will be handled. A child custody attorney can help you negotiate custody, show you how child support is calculated, and work with you to figure out what's best for you and your children.
Alimony payments from one party to the other after divorce can vary greatly from state to state. How much money you'll pay or receive—and for how long—depends on factors such as the duration of the marriage, any difference in income between you and your spouse, your ages at the time of the divorce, and more. An alimony lawyer will help you figure out how much alimony you can expect to receive or pay out.
Family law attorneys are experienced in handling cases that cover a wide variety of issues such as divorce, child custody, visitation, alimony, domestic partnerships, marriages, guardianships, and more. With this breadth of knowledge, a family lawyer can help you foresee potential issues from many different angles before they actually become problems.
Lawyers whose practices focus on uncontested divorces will help you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse settle all your divorce issues out of court. The biggest advantages of an uncontested divorce are its speed and efficiency, which equate to huge cost savings and peace of mind for both parties.