Brabazon Law Office LLC Answers Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Divorce

by | Feb 8, 2018 | Lawyers

When people get married, they do not anticipate the union will end in divorce. It is a very difficult, challenging, and emotional process for most people. Often, they do not know where to begin when it comes to getting a divorce. Brabazon Law Office LLC has compiled together some frequently asked questions they get from clients about divorce.

How long will it take to get a divorce?

There is no set time limit a divorce will take. Some divorces can take anywhere from six months to a year to finalize. In Wisconsin, there is a 120 day waiting period for the divorce to be finalized. If couples have a contested divorce, where they cannot come to an agreement on certain issues, it can lead to a delay in the finalization of the divorce. An uncontested divorce is often a shorter process and is also less expensive.

How much will a divorce cost?

Divorces vary in range based on the complications that may arise, the length of time the proceedings may take, and the amount of legal work involved. Most attorneys will not disclose a set amount it will cost prior to reviewing the case. The cost of the initial fee and often the court filings are the only amounts determined in advance.

Is an attorney needed to file for divorce?

If a couple has come to an agreement where there will be no arguments over anything from their marriage, such as finances, assets, custody, an attorney is not needed. Hiring an attorney is protection for people in divorce cases to protect themselves and make sure they are getting what is fair out of the marriage.

How is child custody determined?

There are many factors the courts look at when it comes to child custody. Generally, the court system likes to see the parents work together to come up with a plan. The final custody rights will be outlined in the divorce decree. Child support should also be outlined in the decree. In order for this to be determined, the courts look at both of the parent’s income.

Talking about divorce with an attorney is a serious step to ending a marriage. It is not a decision people take lightly and look forward to making. To learn more about divorce, Visit the Website of Brabazon Law Office LLC.

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