What Your Divorce Lawyer Should Do for You

In Missouri, as in most other states, the rate of divorce has been dropping steadily, but that is cold comfort if you find yourself going through one.  And if you are, you still have plenty of company:  according to CDC data, there were 2,389 divorces a day in the U.S. in 2010 – a total of 872,000.

Some divorces are simple and amicable, and handled without attorneys.  But the vast majority of people who have been married for more than a few years face complicated situations involving alimony, the division of property and custody.  Because it is difficult to untangle lives, both financially and emotionally, an experienced divorce attorney can be a level-headed guide to the process at a time when you may be more focused on the new life ahead of you.

An experienced divorce lawyer can help you with questions such as:

  • What should I know about alimony before filing for divorce?
  • How is property divided in divorce?
  • What is the difference between no-fault divorce and fault-divorce?
  • Should I file for separation or divorce?
  • What factors are considered in custody arrangements?
  • How can I find out if there are hidden assets?

A well-handled divorce can put the past behind you and build a foundation for your future.  Your divorce lawyer should help you explore all the options available, and advise you on strategy and tactics that will help you achieve your goals.  Divorce cases are a specialty of the Meehan Law Firm, which represents clients throughout Missouri.

Sources: www.cdc.gov; http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/divorce