Every divorce has four main issues that need to be discussed, even if they don’t necessarily apply to your case. Most attorneys will bring up property division, spousal maintenance, custody and parenting time as well as child support during your first consultation.
Without children involved in the divorce, you won’t have to worry about custody or child support, so those two factors will quickly fall to the wayside. The other factors, however, will remain important in your divorce discussions.
For couples without children, is it necessary to work with an attorney?
Even if you don’t have children, you may have concerns that are best handled by an attorney. You may have many marital assets or separate assets to protect. You might want to fight for spousal support or be eager to divide your property in a particular way. Your attorney can help you with negotiations and work with you to help get the best outcome.
Couples who don’t have children will still have several important discussions ahead of them. While they don’t have to worry about custody schedules or planning for raising children while apart, they may have businesses to split or inheritances that they’re arguing over. In the end, all divorces have their own complexities, which is why it’s a smart choice to reach out to your attorney early on in the process.
Our website has more on divorce and what you can do to make divorce easier on yourself. With good help, you may find that your divorce is easier than you expected and be able to move on from this painful time in your life more quickly than you imagined.