Divorce… you are facing an incredible difficult decision and by now you have most likely inquired of those in your closest circle of friends. You have possibly discussed with those who have “experienced divorce” in search of answers and yet you have more questions than answers. But you found your friends who have experienced were often more concerned about conveying what their former spouse did, is doing now verses offering any true counsel.
There is no college or high school course that prepares you for this event called divorce. You have heard horror stories and yet no one…no one…no one has been about to “map”, outline or explain the “Divorce Process’ or “Roadmap”…the process until now – an even this Divorce Outline you are about view is not 100% as each situation is unique.
The following charts provide an overview of the Divorce Process. This Divorce Outline is not an absolute for ...NO TWO DIVORCES are the same. The divorce variables are far too great but this “Divorce Process…Outline…Flowchart…Roadmap” does provide the best extensive “map” of the divorce process I think you will find and is a result of my 27 years of experience as an attorney.
And also, please know that…divorce is different in every state (for example, in some states, adultery is a criminal offense) and that NO divorce is the same for the variables of mediation, child custody, child support, alimony, palimony, divorce mediation, division or retirement assets, and the division of ASSETS but also the division of DEBT obligations. And we must also consider the potential second order effects of divorce to credit ratings which impacts your future life for a home mortgage, car loan. There are potential tax implications from the division or liquidation of assets, social security, the divorce appeal process and more.
Lastly, from your review of the Divorce Process Outline that follows you will gain an appreciation as to why divorce takes the time it does to complete. And all the while you have the day job and a household to run… that is why you let me address the divorce action…you take care of moving forward and together we will get there from here.