How Should You Select a Divorce Attorney?
At the law firm of Hectus & Strause PLLC, we believe a divorce attorney should give clients personal attention, know the law well and provide services as efficiently and economically as possible. Our lawyers understand that you have never been through the family court system before, and that your divorce is an inopportune time to learn about it. Because of this, we pride ourselves on providing sage advice and guidance throughout the process.
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A divorce means change — changes in family structure, in relationships, in finances. Even when the divorce is relatively amicable, it is important to establish rights and obligations so that everyone affected by the decree understand what is expected.
What are your objectives for the divorce process? When going through a divorce, it is critical to have a counselor who can guide you through the process and help you through emotionally charged decisions that can affect you for years to come. Because of this, the most important role we serve is that of counselor. Tell your divorce lawyer about your expectations and the results you want and/or need. By knowing your objectives, we are better able to develop an appropriate strategy for you.
What about custody and child support? When minor children are involved, their best interests should be the concern of both parents. Determining primary custody, joint custody and parenting time (visitation) needs careful thought. Child support is based on a state formula that we can explain to you. We can also counsel you on when deviations from the guidelines (whether upward or downward) would be beneficial to your interests.
How will the property be divided? It is always best when the parties can work out a division of property agreement. All marital assets and debts should be divided in a fair and equitable manner. Make sure you include all marital property — in other words, all property obtained during the marriage. That includes real estate, 401(k) plans, retirement plans, stocks, stock options, jewelry, motor vehicles. Does a business need to be divided? Our law firm can help you determine your assets and a fair distribution.
Have there been charges of domestic violence? If anger has turned to violence, if one spouse has accused the other of domestic violence, talk to a lawyer.
Will your divorce include alimony or maintenance? Alimony (in Indiana) or maintenance (in Kentucky) is generally based on one party's need and the other party's ability to pay.
At the law firm of Hectus & Strause PLLC, we believe every client is entitled to experienced legal counsel as well as personal service. We are dedicated to protecting the business and personal interests of our clients.
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