Divorce is not an easy topic to discuss for many people. It’s a topic that brings up a lot of emotions, many of which are negative. Although it may feel like a very negative process, we have to try to remember that the purpose of divorcing is often to get to a place where both individuals are happier. After all, it’s very unlikely that two happily married individuals will divorce.
There is so much going on in divorce that it can be difficult to keep track of everything that you need to do in order to be financially and emotionally stable post-divorce. Custody arrangements, mortgage payments (or selling the home) and property division are just a few of the pressing issues involved in a divorce.
New Hampshire parents may go into the divorce process hoping to find a workable parenting plan that everyone can agree on. While that is always the goal, it unfortunately is not always how things work out. In some situations, parents may not agree on what is in the best interest of the child. In other circumstances, the child may be old enough to have some say in where he or she lives as well. These are all issues that need to be taken into consider when a parenting plan is put together.
When someone starts considering filing for divorce, they might reach out to family or friends who have gone through the process in order to find a lawyer. This may be a good starting point, but it’s always a good idea to talk to several attorneys before you hire one. It’s weird to think that some people may put more effort into choosing the right car than they do into choosing the right attorney.
As we discussed in our last blog, sometimes people turn to different programs that help an individual go through the divorce process without representation because they want the process to be done quickly. A lot of clients will ask a lawyer, “How quickly can we get this done?”
There are many people in New Hampshire who contemplate or get divorced each year. Each divorce has its own set of unique elements that need to be taken into consideration. Some divorces may be pretty straight-forward especially if both parties are aware of financial accounts, agree on parenting issues and therefore can take a short time to finalize. Others may take some additional time due to numerous assets that need to be divided, disputes over child custody, alimony, or other relevant factors.
Many people want their divorce to be over as quickly and painlessly as possible. Divorce is emotionally and financially stressful. Not wanting to drag out the process is normal.