NOTE: This content is old - Published: Sunday, Nov 14th, 2010.
Getting a divorce is a very difficult period for any person and there is great strain put on the individuals involved. In order to ensure that a divorce goes smoothly and that both parties are happy, a lawyer will be required. Usually each individual will have their own lawyer and the lawyer will be responsible for ensuring their client is happy with the outcome of the divorce. A lawyer will usually mediate the divorce to ensure that all assets are split and that arrangements are made about any other parties involved; for example children and pets require agreements to be made. It is important to ask a lawyer key questions about a divorce and how it will work.
The lawyer will have many questions to ask of the client and it is important for the client to fully understand the implications of getting a divorce. Usually the initial questions asked of a lawyer will be around how the divorce will actually work. A divorce can be a complicated process and therefore this needs to be understood. A lawyer will be in a position to explain all of the jargon that is used and also how the process works. Individuals are not usually aware of their legal rights and therefore questions around this should be asked of a divorce lawyer. The lawyer will be in a position to explain what entitlement an individual is entitled to. At this point a lawyer is also likely to explain what the likelihood of an individual getting what they want is. Most people go in to a divorce with expectations around how it will work and what they will be entitled to; quite often this is not the reality and therefore asking the lawyer questions around this will be useful.
Couples who are getting divorced that have children will usually always ask a lawyer questions about what will happen to the children when the divorce happens. What will happen is totally dependent upon the individuals involved and whether an agreement can be made outside of court. If an agreement cannot be made, the divorce process will determine access rights. In some cases the thoughts and views of the children will be taken onboard but this is dependent upon the age of the children. A divorce lawyer will be in the position to answer many different questions prior to a divorce process commencing.
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