There are few legal processes more complex and involved than divorce, especially when divorces are contested and spouses can’t agree on divorce-related terms. Our firm has significant experience helping individuals through the divorce process, and though of course, we’ll use that experience to your benefit, the truth is, there are several things that anyone must do themselves when preparing for a divorce here in the state of California. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Los Angeles divorce attorney to learn more about how you can prepare for your divorce and what our legal team can do for you.
What You Need to Know About Preparing for a Divorce in California
There are three primary ways in which you’ll need to prepare for your divorce. They are as follows:
- Preparing Emotionally: Divorce is an emotional process, which is why if you’re about to go through it, you must ensure you’re truly ready. Divorce is something that should never be decided on in the heat of the moment. Perhaps you can still fix your marriage–if you can, it would certainly be better for you and your children. No matter where you stand, it’s important to evaluate your emotions and determine if this is something you’re truly ready to do.
- Preparing Financially: Divorce is more than an emotional process–it’s also a financial one. This is why anyone about to go through the process must take stock of their finances. Consider what you already have, how much you make on a weekly/yearly basis, and what you’ll be able to afford going forward. You should also consider that since California is a community property state, you’ll likely lose a portion of the marital property not protected in a prenuptial agreement. Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a frequent part of divorce. If you are the financially independent spouse, you’ll likely have to pay spousal support, whereas if you’re the financially dependent spouse, you’ll likely receive spousal support at least for a certain period of time.
- Preparing Legally: One of the most important things anyone going through a divorce can do is hire a knowledgeable and skilled divorce attorney who can inform them of their options and fight for the best outcome possible on their behalf. Our dedicated legal team is prepared to fight for you–all you need to do is give us a call.
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Divorce and family law issues are notoriously complicated and personal, which is why you must hire an attorney with years of experience, as well as the compassion and skill needed to handle these sensitive matters. For the qualified, dedicated legal representation you and your family deserve and need, contact Zitser Family Law Group, APC today.