As you sit down with a lawyer to discuss filing for divorce, you may have lots of questions. Will you be able to split your assets fairly? Can you manage your finances once you’ve split? How will your children be affected? These are all important and relevant questions for your lawyers when you are applying for divorce, but there are four specific questions that you’ll want to make sure you ask:
- What Are the Costs? One thing you’ll need to know is the fees associated with filing for legal separation and divorce. It’s important to ask this question at your initial consultation with your lawyers, so you can better prepare yourself for the days and months ahead.
- How Can the Effect on Family be Minimized? Another question that you’ll want to ask, maybe even more than once during a divorce, is how you can minimize the effect of your divorce on your family – especially your children. Your divorce lawyers may have specific recommendations that will help you and your family members adjust to the new life ahead.
- How Long Will a Divorce Take? While your goal may be to work your way through a divorce as quickly as possible, the truth is that it can take some time to work out all the details between spouses. Even in an uncontested divorce, you may find that it can sometimes take up to a year to finalize all of your paperwork.
- Should We Try Divorce Mediation? Divorce mediation is a wonderful way to achieve goals both for yourself and your family. In fact, the collaborative family law process may help you and your spouse reach an agreement more quickly and with less financial burden than going through the court system.
Our legal, family, and financial professionals at Collaborative Divorce Waterloo Region can assist you with your divorce using the collaborative family law approach. Our goal is always to minimize the negative impact that a divorce might have on your family, while also helping you and your spouse achieve a fair and amicable agreement. Reach out to us today for assistance.