There are many ways you can reach the point of consulting a Missouri divorce attorney for the first time. You may be contemplating divorce some time in the near future, and have some questions. You and your spouse may have reached a mutual agreement to split up. Or you may have been living apart from your spouse for some time and just had divorce papers served on you.
Regardless of how you got to the stage of seeing a divorce attorney, you will undoubtedly have a lot of questions. Some questions will relate to the process itself. How long will it take? How much will it cost? Will I have to testify in court?
Property division creates a lot of anxiety for many spouses. Who will get the family home? Should we sell it? Do I have a right to a share of my spouse’s retirement savings?
For parents, divorce is fraught with emotional stress, and they will have many questions. What are my rights with respect to child custody? Will I have to pay child support if I don’t get custody? Will I be entitled to receive child support if I need it?
Some spouses have questions related to their own situations. What if I’m in the military? Do special rules apply? What if I stayed home and cared for the kids while my spouse pursued his or her career? Do I have the right to spousal support for a period of time until I can become financially independent?
Spouses facing the end of a marriage are looking for answers to these and many other questions. They need sound advice and experienced counsel to get through these tough times. The professionals at the Law Firm of Alan E. DeWoskin, P.C. understand what a divorcing spouse is going through and they are committed to answering their clients’ questions honestly and straightforwardly, all while protecting their rights.