Divorce, in the simplest terms, is the legal dissolution of a marriage by a court. Everyone knows someone who’s been divorced and may think they know what it entails, but the process is a very complicated legal battle that can drag on for months, even years. The stress of a drawn-out divorce can affect your personal life and career. There’s insecurity about what the outcome will be, how much the process will cost, and how long it will drag on. But you’re never alone. Nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce, and lawyers are available to help you through the turbulent time and ease the transition into a new life.
There are roughly ten steps to a divorce that someone typically goes through, each taking an unspecified amount of time and creating further anxiety about the future. Several things need to be divided up and decided on such as child custody, property, and income. Divorce can be especially difficult for children caught in the middle of a custody battle who might not understand what’s happening. Separation with both parties coming out satisfied is rare, so both sides must be willing to compromise to lessen the emotional and monetary toll that a divorce can cost.
If you think it’s time to move on and file for divorce or find that your spouse has filed for divorce, there are several things you need to work out. The first is to find a lawyer that will represent your best interests and speed the process up as much as possible. Simonetti & Associates have been serving the people of Port Washington for 29 years with a combined 70 years of handling some of the most complex divorce cases. Voted the Best Divorce Lawyers on Long Island four years in a row, Simonetti & Associates understand that divorce is a difficult time for everyone involved and work with each client on a personal level to resolve the separation quickly all while keeping legal costs at a minimum. Contact our office for more information or to schedule a free consultation today.