Divorce is a complex process. Often enough, A lot of intense emotions, including deep sadness, rage, wrath, regret, and financial anxieties, are present at this time.
It can be quite challenging to navigate all the legal ramifications of a divorce. You can be assured that your family's best interests are being protected at every stage when you work with The Law Office of Senerchia and & Sheehan. Alimony, Property Division, Contested Divorce, Uncontested Divorce, Post-Nuptial Agreement, Pre-nuptial agreement and Child Support are the main topics of discussion during a divorce.
One of the most challenging factors to determine when finalizing a divorce is spousal support, sometimes referred to as alimony. Seeking knowledgeable and dedicated legal council is incredibly important for this.
Spousal Support is a financial gift made by one spouse to the other. These payments aid in ensuring that both parties can continue living a similar way to how they did when they were still married.
The amount of child support is often decided using a formula found in state regulations.
For determining the amount of financial child support to be paid, the formula takes into account a variety of factors, including the gross monthly income of each parent and costs associated with raising the child, such as medical and educational expenses.
Instances where child support is not paid as directed by the court include:
- Garnishments of wages
- Real estate liens
- Losing your driving privileges
- Contempt of court charges and potential jail time
- It may also have an effect on one's credit history and result in long-term financial and legal difficulties.
The division of assets between a divorcing couple is their right. Nonetheless, The Law Offices of Senerchia and Sheehan will assist in negotiations if a couple is unable to come to an agreement on the parameters of a settlement. This could include: Businesses, retirement funds, family homes, debt and if one of the parties files for bankruptcy.
Contested / Uncontested Divorce
Uncontested: When you or your spouse apply for divorce and there is no disagreement from the opposing side, this is known as an uncontested divorce.
Together with your attorney, the settlement's specifics are worked out.
Contested: It can be challenging for couples to agree on everything, thus contested divorces are frequently filed.
It's vital to understand that even if you initially have an uncontested divorce, if a problem arises that neither party can resolve, the divorce will now be contested.
Typically, an attorney and judge will be involved in a disputed divorce to help the parties reach an agreement and choose the best course of action.
Prenuptial Agreement / Postnuptial Agreement
Prenuptial Agreement: A prenup, also known as a prenuptial agreement, is a contract made between two individuals before they get married.
It often details how each person's debts, possessions, and other obligations would be managed in the event that the couple subsequently gets divorced.
Postnuptial Agreement : An agreement made by spouses after being married that specifies who will own what property in the case of a divorce is known as a postnuptial agreement.
The agreement may also specify the duties related to any children or other commitments for the term of the marriage.
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