When you and your spouse first got married, you thought your relationship was going to last forever. You never imagined that one day, you’d be getting divorced.
But now, the time has come, and you’re contemplating splitting up. First, you should consider getting a divorce lawyer to help you at this time.
Discover how a divorce lawyer can be helpful, as well as how to find an experienced one who will be there for you when you need them the most.
They Can Help You With the Forms
When you file for divorce in Ohio, you’ll have to fill out different forms and meet certain requirements. Some of the forms include a complaint for divorce, a statement of property and debt, and a statement of basic information, income, and expenses. Either you or your spouse needs to be a resident of Ohio for at least six months immediately before filing the petition as well. Your lawyer can assist you with filling out the forms and make sure you meet all the requirements to file.
They Can Help You With a No-Fault or Fault Divorce
With a no-fault divorce, you and your spouse break up because you are no longer compatible. Sometimes, you can file for this on your own, but it means you and your spouse will have to be on the same page with everything. It isn’t easy to work out financial issues or issues regarding your children, like who is going to get primary custody. And, if you are filing for a fault divorce – where one spouse did something wrong – this can potentially make things even more difficult.
With a divorce lawyer on your side, you can figure out whether to file for a no-fault or a fault divorce, as well as work out the details of each. You and your spouse can determine everything beforehand with the help of a lawyer and then present it to the court for approval. This will save you a lot of time, money, and energy. The speedier the process, the quicker you can get back to your normal life.
They Will Advocate for You
Your spouse might be trying to take more assets than they deserve or not allow you to see your children if this is a highly contentious divorce. Your divorce lawyer can help you gather proof to show that you deserve more of the assets or to see your children on a regular basis. For instance, perhaps you should receive more assets because you stayed at home and primarily raised the children while your spouse worked. You supported your spouse in their career and weren’t able to work. When you get divorced, this could entitle you to more assets. Your attorney will advocate for you, so you get what you need post-divorce.
They’ll Guide You Every Step of the Way
Your attorney will give you good advice every step of the way. For instance, they may advise you not to talk to your ex if you have a bad relationship. Or, they could help you with mediation. They will talk to you about financial matters so that you will be able to support yourself after the divorce. And, of course, they will be in your corner and supporting you at every stage.
Get in Touch With Richard P. Arthur
Richard P. Arthur, Attorney at Law, can help you with divorce in Ohio. You can call 937-254-3738 for a consultation. He has more than three decades of experience helping clients in Dayton and Trotwood, as well as Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Clark, and Warren counties.