Yesterday my sister stopped by and mentioned to me that she and her husband were splitting up. Things had been really rocky between them for years now, and they’ve finally had enough. She says he suggested she find a good attorney, and she was asking me what was so great about getting an attorney involved in their affairs. I explained to her that in their case they may need an attorney if they are struggling to split things up. Attorneys help negotiate the dissolution of the marriage. They can help individuals who have children, assets, and those who need support.
When you have a family, it can be difficult to split the family up. This can be a realized struggle for both spouses. Your children love you both, and unless its blatantly obvious who they would want to live with, it can be hard to decide what the best move is. The better suited parent is not always the person with all the money. Things can get really complicated. There’s also the issue of spending time with the children. Both parents are still responsible for a child, and naturally, they both want to have a say in the upbringing of the child. This can be tough to do depending on the amount of time each parent spends with the child. Custody battles start here. Each parent wants to maintain the bond they have with the children. An attorney can help resolve this type of issue and assist the parents in coming up with a good workable schedule.
Big things such as cars, homes, or even businesses, will need to be sorted out. Deciding which spouse stays in the home can be hard. All situations in marriages and divorces are case-by-case. If the home is closer to the school for the kids, it might make more sense for the spouse that has the kids during the week to keep the home. If there are several kids, and the amount of space is a necessity, it may still be important for the person keeping the children the longest to keep the home. Couples that need help with making the tough decisions really should consult a family attorney Millburn NJ.
The dynamics of our living situation during the marriage seem to work just fine while we’re involved in it. It doesn’t matter if there are communication issues, fights or other things going on. The point is the uniqueness of the situation doesn’t become a problem until we have to go in with a microscope and figure it all out. The wife hasn’t worked since the beginning, but she has several kids now, and it makes more sense that she keep the home. If the husband has been caring for her this entire time, he might be on the hook to support her for a while. She will need that support until she can figure things out on her own. An attorney can help spouses come to an agreement in a civilized manner.
Divorces can be tough, whether there are things to split up or not. It is important to keep in mind that if one spouse hires an attorney, the attorney will probably work for the best interest of that spouse. Each spouse will need special representation if they want the strongest ability to negotiate their terms. Spouses may need the help of attorneys if they are figuring out children, assets, or if they need support.