When parents get divorced, they create not only a legal issue—the breaking of a contract—they also create a familial quagmire. Just because a man and his wife get a divorce, the family ties between parents and children do not rupture. A lawyer who understands family can help to create an acceptable reality that will allow the family to adapt to the change in family structure.
Helping Children with the Divorce
Depending on the reasons for divorce, parents may want nothing to do with each other. In these circumstances, a woman might want to get sole custody of her children and cut her husband entirely out of the picture, or vice versa. The problem with this approach is that even if the bonds between the husband and wife are severed, the bonds that children have made with each parent still remain. For developmental and social reasons, it is important for children to have contact with each parent. A good divorce lawyer will look beyond the immediate demand—breaking the marital contract—and help to advocate for a situation that will benefit both the parents and their children.
Some couples approach the division of property as a way of getting revenge. When spouses feel entitled to more property or even all property, divorce proceedings are complicated. Furthermore, after a divorce, both partners will need to restructure their lives. This can be difficult when you have been left in destitute or near destitute conditions. A good divorce lawyer will understand that property and assets are important building blocks for creating a new future. Thus, a good lawyer will seek to find an amicable distribution of property not only to expedite the divorce, but also to help both spouses find success in their new lives.
Custody and Visitation
Deciding which parent will receive custody and which will receive visitation rights is not necessarily a straightforward process. While the needs of the children must be considered in these cases, a lawyer will seek to help the parent they represent receive as much time as possible with children to help both the parent and the child.
Divorce is not a simple matter. The issues mentioned above are only a few of the many conditions that must be considered both before and during a divorce. To find the best results, it is necessary to have a professional legal guide, like those at the Aaron Law Offices PLLC, by your side to help you navigate your divorce proceedings.Share
20 August 2015
When I began the divorce process, I knew that I wanted to change my name back to my maiden name. I no longer wanted to be associated with the family name of the man that I was divorcing. The problem was, I have three kids that all had their father's name. I wanted to know if I would be able to change their last names to my maiden name rather than having them carry that family's name for the rest of their lives. I found out a lot about what it would take and began working to create this blog to help other women wanting to do the same thing.