Divorce can be a scary and unsettling word. The decision to divorce is as important, if not more so, than the initial decision to marry.
Whether you’re already well past the decision to get a divorce, or you’re just beginning to wrestle with the idea, take solace in the knowledge that Klok Family Law is here with you every step of the way. One thing you will not want to worry about as you decide how to split up assets and custody is how you’ll navigate your way through the murky waters of divorce law. Call an experienced divorce attorney at Klok Family Law today and let us help.
What does the divorce process look like?
Again, no matter where you are in the process, it can be an emotional and stressful time. One thing that can help reduce this anxiety is mental preparation; know what to expect. Typically, the process follows these steps:
- Separation. Whether it’s just a trial or a definitive step, separation (of living arrangements) usually marks the inauguration of a divorce. For some couples, a temporary separation is what they need to work through the issues. Perhaps divorce is not actually the solution, and a trial separation helps them learn this. For others, the decision to divorce has already been made, and starting new lives in new homes is the healthiest first step. In nearly all cases and in nearly all states, separation is the only necessary pre-requisite for the next step, which is filing.
- Paperwork. This is where Klok Family Law comes in. There are a whole host of forms you will need to complete (such as a civil summons and a complaint for absolute divorce) based on your state of residence, and Klok Family Law will ensure that you have all your bases covered. Take the stress out of the details of the divorce and focus on the big picture so you can settle what’s best for you and your family.
- Court. Your Klok representative will be with you for this final step, as well. No one wants to spend an extraordinary amount of time in a courtroom; Klok Family Law will ensure that you are prepared for your case and walk away ready to begin your new life.
Divorce laws by state
In addition to the divorce process, there are a few more things to consider as you entertain the decision to divorce. Laws are different in every state. All states recognize divorce for various reasons, including the “no-fault”. Where states differ, however, are in matters such as waiting periods (how long you need to wait before your divorce will be considered legal). Factors that states consider when determining waiting periods include (but are not limited to):
Klok Family Law is experienced in South Carolina divorce law, and is here to advise you throughout the process. A knowledgeable Mt. pleasant divorce attorney at Klok Family Law can walk you through the specifics of South Carolina laws so that you don’t have to make this journey alone. Contact us today to see how we can help you.