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Do You Have Questions About Divorce? We Can Answer Them.

Facing a separation or divorce can seem overwhelming, in part because the legal steps can be complicated. If you or your spouse are considering a divorce, you probably have many questions about the process.

At the firm of Pearson & Paris, P.S.C., we help clients throughout Kentucky who need assistance with a separation or divorce. Here, we will answer some of the questions that we frequently receive from our clients.

Q. What are the different methods of divorce?

  • Traditional divorce involves both spouses going to court with their attorneys and relying on a judge to issue a decision regarding property division and other issues.
  • Mediation is when both spouses work with a neutral mediator who helps them reach mutually satisfactory divorce settlements.
  • Collaborative divorce is a hybrid of the previous methods. Spouses and their attorneys work cooperatively to reach the most favorable settlement for each party.

Q. How much will my divorce cost?

Most people worry about the cost of a divorce. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize your expenses. Using alternative dispute resolution like mediation or collaborative divorce tends to be less expensive than going to court. However, there is no accurate way to predict the cost of your divorce without knowing the unique details of your situation.

Q. How long will my divorce take?

Several factors influence the length of a divorce. Your method of divorce, your relationship with your spouse and the assets you must divide will all impact the duration. There is no way to predict with certainty the length of any divorce; it may take a few weeks to several months or even a few years.

Q. Do I really need to hire a divorce attorney?

Some simple, uncontested divorces do not necessarily need an attorney’s assistance. However, far too many people try to handle their divorce cases on their own, only to encounter legal snags, complex bureaucratic procedures and unanticipated expenses. Hiring a lawyer can actually minimize your expenses in the first place. Additionally, your family law attorney can advocate for your rights, helping you get an outcome that benefits you.

Ask More Questions In A Consultation

No doubt, these are only a few of the questions you have. You can speak to one of Pearson & Paris, P.S.C.’s divorce attorneys in person to ask more questions. To schedule a consultation with our office in La Grange, call us at Pearson & Paris, P.S.C. or send us an email.