Divorce - Messy and Difficult- it's true!
You do not want to have a lawyer that never calls you or that never communicates with you. Before you hire a lawyer, you may want to look up some of your state divorce laws so that you have a better understanding of the situation. You need to find legal representation and ask your lawyer about certain laws that you can file under. You will need to know what may prevent you from getting what you deserve.
You should also refer to other cases so that you know what to expect. Sometimes your lawyer may sugar-coat the situation, but if you are able to identify some of the things that could help your case, your attorney is also more likely to let you know the truth. They will think that you have some general knowledge of the laws and if you are prepared your lawyer will be straight and honest with you.
If you plan on having a huge divorce worth a lot then you will want to go with a legal firm to represent you. You can also help your lawyer prepare by telling them some things that may be used against your spouse and also be doing research. If you stumble across a law that can be used to your advantage then you are more likely to win because it might be something that your lawyer never thought of.
If Finances are Tough, You have Alternative!
If you cannot afford a decent lawyer then you will need to hire a pro-bono lawyer. They have limited knowledge and resources. They may not know the law as well and may want to just settle. If you learn how to investigate your own divorce then you should be able to help your pro-bono lawyer to build the case against your spouse, and then you will be more likely to get what you deserve in the case.
Do Your Research for Quick Settlements
Once you get a quick deed, then it cannot be undone and you may end up with less than what you started the process with. You should know that there are tax payments that should be paid. Each state has certain laws when it comes to the quick divorce. You will also need to research any other taxes or fees that may be paid for things like property or the interest of property.
To do the proper research you may want to ask your lawyer what you should do and how you can help. You can also go online and begin to search for cases and laws that may be helpful to you (refer to the Resources section at the end of this document). You will want to make sure that you keep all financial records that were saved during the marriage. This way you know everything that was paid and how much the depreciation of such goods would be. This will be a big help while going through the divorce.
Divorce Involving Children
If you have children, you will have to research a lot of the state laws. This way you know exactly what the chances of you getting full custody are and what shared custody means. You will also want to check to see what the parent's limits are. You may not be able to take children out of the state during a divorce, so you will want to know what you can do, as well as what your spouse can do, within the limits of the law. You will also want to know what you can do legally to obtain information and when things need to be filed so you know exactly what's going on in your divorce process.