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Whether it was expected or not, responding to divorce papers and petitions can feel overwhelming and complex. A new chapter is about to begin, and you need to figure out how to navigate this process and what to do next.
"WHERE WILL MY KIDS LIVE?"
For many, the divorce process is a painful process. Misinformation about the types of child custody can add to the stress of what already feels overwhelming and complex. This is true for parents and children.
What's the difference?
A divorce is nothing short of life-altering. Knowing a few things about divorce and the process can help alleviate some potential stress downstream. The first step is learning the two types of divorce - contested or uncontested. Let’s unpack that here.
If you are not feeling safe at home or work, you may face a tough decision about a restraining order. Everyone deserves to feel safe, and that includes you. If you are considering a restraining order, you may have questions.
CHILDREN, DIVORCE, & BEST INTERESTS
When it comes to divorce, we think of spouses splitting or a marriage ending. Either the relationship has “run its course,” or irreconcilable differences culminate in one party petitioning the other for a legal separation.
3 Things To Know About Hiring An Attorney
Depending on your situation and circumstances, the type of case or particulars, you may have to hire an attorney.