The decision to divorce your partner could be easy: infidelity, incompatibility, addiction, etc. all can lead to divorce. The decision can be the easy part because the hard part is the actual divorce. Filing the divorce papers, hiring a divorce lawyer, negotiation…it can all be taxing for both parties of the divorce. Finding the divorce layer that you can trust with the process is extremely important in order to come out of the divorce process without having it affect you too much.
A bilingual divorce lawyer can guide you through the difficult and sometimes long process of a divorce. It could take up to six months of a waiting period after an initial petition is filed and served before a divorce is considered final. And that’s even considered a more quick divorce, many divorces can take a year or more to be finalized.
Here’s a little breakdown of the divorce process:
File a Petition
It only takes one of the spouses to file a petition for divorce, and once done so, the other spouse will need to sign in order to move forward. A wife is more likely to file for divorce than the husband: about 2/3 of women are the ones filing for a divorce.
Hiring a Lawyer
The next step is to hire a lawyer. Whether you are looking for a bilingual divorce lawyer, a low-cost divorce lawyer, or a more experienced divorce lawyer, hiring the right divorce lawyer will greatly help you through the process. Be sure to be upfront with your divorce lawyer about everything, so that they can help you in the best way possible.
Response and Negotiation
Here is the tricky part: this is where disagreements can come to the surface about property division, support, or custody. Divorce lawyers can come in and help settle these disagreements or differences through mediation services. If the disagreements cannot be resolved between the two spouses and their lawyers, a trial will have to be set, but be aware that going to trial extends the process as well as costs more money.
Once both parties can agree to the division of property, assets, debt, etc. and resolve all issues, the dissolution (or divorce) of the marriage will be final.
For more information on the divorce process or to hire a bilingual divorce lawyer in the Palm Beach County area, please give us a call.