It is a fact that some marriages last a lifetime and others don’t, although it is impossible to predict with 100% certainty which marriages will last and which will not. If you make a decision to file for divorce, your reasons for doing so will be unique to your own life experience and marital relationship. Keeping several common issues in mind, however, can help you protect your interests in court.
Determine what the high priority issues will be
When you’re preparing for divorce, certain issues may be especially applicable to your case while others may not be relevant at all. For instance, if you and your spouse do not have children, child custody and child support issues will not be pertinent to your settlement. In order to achieve a fair agreement and protect your interests, determine ahead of time what your top priority issues will be, such as property division, alimony or business-related matters.
Issues pertaining to children
If you do have children, their well-being will undoubtedly be a central focus in all of your divorce proceedings. It’s helpful to think ahead regarding what type of custody you will request, as well as whether or not you will file a petition for child support. New Hampshire has its own guidelines, which the judge overseeing your case will use to help him or her make child custody and child support decisions.
Build a strong support network from the start
Even if you and your spouse are typically able to peacefully discuss important family matters, it is not uncommon for parents to disagree on child custody or child support issues in a divorce. Backus, Meyer & Branch, L.L.P., is committed to providing strong support in all aspects of divorce, including custody litigation, property division issues and any other topic that a concerned parent does not feel equipped to handle alone. Having an experienced family law attorney by your side in court assures you that your rights and your children’s best interests will be protected.