Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer
Getting a divorce is not something you wanted to happen, but now that it’s happening to you, you probably have some questions. There are so many thoughts swirling around in your head that it can be difficult to organize them into coherent questions that will help you understand the divorce process.
You need to formulate the right questions so you can make the right decisions for your life. A divorce attorney will also know which questions you need answered, but here are some to get you started.
Questions for Your Divorce Attorney
One of the first questions you probably want to ask your divorce lawyer is: How long will my divorce take?
Obviously, no one can tell you the answer definitively, but your attorney can give you a good idea. You should know that in California, the divorce process takes at least six months. This is the minimum time frame and is mandated by law.
Your divorce could take more time if you and your spouse are unable to agree on some divorce issues. If your case goes to court, it could take up to a year or longer.
Another question you might ask your lawyer is: How can a lawyer help me?
A lot of people wonder whether they would be better off on their own. After all, a divorce lawyer is expensive, right? It’s true that your attorney will cost you some money, but it’s probably well worth it in the long run.
An attorney can do many things to make your divorce go more smoothly and to make sure your rights are protected.
- They can advise you on the best course of action for your situation.
- They can help you figure out how much you’re owed in a divorce.
- They can help you resolve divorce issues, such as child custody and visitation.
- They can even represent you if your divorce case does go to court.
Another question you will probably ask is: Will I have to go to court?
In most divorce cases, court is not necessary. Many divorces can be resolved outside of court. Mediation is a good option if you and your spouse are having trouble reaching agreements regarding child custody, child support, spousal support, or division of property and assets.
Another question you will likely wonder about is: Can court orders be modified?
This question is important because your divorce will leave you with several court orders you must follow. You should know these orders can be modified if there are changes in circumstances for either you or your soon-to-be ex. For instance, if you’re ordered to pay spousal support and your ex finds a good job, your spousal support payments could be modified.
Get Answers to Your Questions
Questions are plaguing you, but they don’t have to go unanswered. Call The Law Office of Laurence J. Brock at 909-466-7661 or fill out the case consultation form on this page to get your questions answered by a divorce lawyer. It’s best you have all the information available before making important decisions about your divorce case.