If you are looking at divorce in your future, things can seem uncertain when it comes to what you can expect. There are a lot of questions that you might need to have answered, without any idea who you can turn to. We at Funk & Wendlinger, LLC, want to be able to answer some of the more common questions to get you started in the right direction.
Do I Need An Attorney For My Divorce?
In a perfect situation, a couple resolves their divorce without any issue, and the process is painless. Unfortunately, this scenario is almost unheard of. You need an attorney who can help you protect your best interests. Even if you are not contesting your divorce and your spouse tells you that you do not need lawyers for this, you are only leaving yourself at risk to make a critical mistake by not having legal advice in your case.
How Long Does A Divorce Take?
Once you file for divorce, the courts here in Indiana can take between 30 and 90 days to finalize and approve your divorce. In addition to this, the amount of time it takes to come to a mutual agreement between you and your spouse on the details of your divorce will also add to the total time. If you cannot agree, a trial will take even longer. This is another reason why an experienced lawyer can help you reduce costs with considerable negotiation experience.
Will I Get Custody?
For many parents, the well-being of their children is their primary concern during the divorce. The court will encourage you and your spouse to come to an agreement regarding custody and visitation. If you cannot, however, the court will make that decision based on the best interest of the children.
Will Alimony Be A Factor In My Case?
Indiana law does not recognize alimony but does recognize spousal maintenance in divorce proceedings. In addition, in some situations, you may qualify for some compensation from your spouse. Our team can help you review your unique situation and determine if you have any options worth pursuing.
How Do We Divide Our Assets?
Division of assets is a complicated process. In addition to determining what assets need to be divided, factors involved include what assets were earned before the marriage, the total earning potential of each spouse, the current economic situation of each spouse and even who will have primary custody of the children, just to name a few.
Make Sure You Have The Answers You Need
While these are only a few questions regarding the complex process for a divorce, we can help you prepare your case in these areas, and any other in your divorce. The last thing you want is for your divorce agreement to cause you years of regret. We will fight to put you in the best possible outcome for you and your children. We help clients in Schererville and throughout Lake County.
If you have more questions about divorce, contact us by calling 219-865-0002 or sending us an email to schedule an appointment with an experienced divorce lawyer.