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How Soon Should You Talk to a Family Law Attorney if You’re Thinking About Divorce

If you are thinking about divorce, you should talk to a family law attorney right away. Even if you decide that you ultimately do not want to follow through on officially dissolving your marriage, getting legal advice can give you the tools and insight to make fully informed decisions about what your options are. How Soon Should You Talk to a Family Law Attorney if You're Thinking About Divorce

Brown & Charbonneau, LLP can provide you with guidance on what the divorce process is like in California. We can help you to move forward with filing for divorce if you decide to end your marriage and can also assist you in responding in an effective way if your spouse files for divorce.

Give us a call today to talk with an Orange County family law attorney if you are even beginning to consider divorce so we can provide the insight you need to make the best choices for you and your family.

When Should You Talk with a Family Law Attorney?

You should talk with a family law attorney as soon as possible if you have begun to think that your marriage is not going to last. Divorce has major legal implications for you and your kids. If you are even contemplating putting an end to your marriage, you need to know how California Family Law is going to determine your future.

California family law will dictate how often you see your kids after a divorce is over, and what types of visitation your ex will have. Family law provisions will determine how much spousal support, if any, you receive or pay and will dictate the amount of child support you receive or must pay. The laws also dictate how property is divided, what happens to a family home, and many other important matters.

An attorney can explain to you what the likely outcome of divorce proceedings will be, if you decide to move forward with divorce. Based on this information, you can decide if you are financially able and willing to move forward with ending your marriage and you can decide if you are willing to cope with the reduced time with your kids.

Your attorney can also help you to get ready in case of a divorce by assisting you in determining steps to take in advance, such as assembling financial records. If you are facing special circumstances such as the potential threat of domestic violence, a family law attorney can also provide you with assistance in using some of the legal tools that are aimed at protecting you.

What Will a Family Law Attorney do To Help You?

When you go talk with a family law attorney as you are considering divorce, your attorney will help you in many important ways. An Orange County family law attorney can provide you with info not just on general California family law rules for divorce, but also with insight on how those particular rules will apply in your situation. Your lawyer can also help you to decide what steps you should be taking now to protect yourself and make it easier to divorce while getting access to your kids and a fair divorce settlement.

If you decide to move forward with either a legal separation or divorce, an Orange County family law attorney can provide you with assistance in filing the right paperwork with the court, and in either litigating a divorce settlement or working with your spouse to negotiate an out-of-court divorce agreement that makes the most sense for you and for your children.

Getting Help from An Orange County Family Law Attorney

Brown & Charbonneau, LLP has provided legal counseling to many people who are trying to decide if divorce is right for them and for their families.

In some cases, our clients have been able to negotiate legal separations with our help and have been able to work on their marriage and ultimately avoid going through the divorce process. In other situations, getting insight into California’s laws on divorce has encouraged clients to try again to make their marriage work. In still other circumstances, clients have decided to move forward with dissolving their marriage. Whatever your choices regarding your marriage, our goal is to help you get the info you need to do what is right for yourself and for your family.

When you need a knowledgeable and compassionate Orange County family law attorney, we are here to provide the help you need. Give us a call at (866)237-8129 or contact us online to find out more about what our legal team can do for you.