"What questions should I ask a divorce attorney?" Glad you asked.
The easy answer is, "it depends." The harder answer goes into the details of your own unique case and its facts.
While no article can answer your specific questions, there are overlapping issues in divorce cases, especially the cases that involve children and potential custody and visitation disagreements.
The following are a list of questions to ask a California divorce attorney you are considering to hire. If, after reading this article, you have any questions for our lawyers, please don't hesitate to contact us for an affordable consultation.
(1) What potential custody schedules are appropriate for my case?
There are not an infinite amount of child custody and visitation schedules out there. The Orange County parenting guidelines are a terrific source that helps parents understand the potential different custody and parenting time arrangements the family court may take into consideration, depending on the facts and issues of particular cases.
Those custody and parenting time arrangements vary depending on issues such as the status quo that existed at the time of the parents' separation, the status quo that has existed since separation, the bonding between parent and child, and many others.
(3) How much should I expect the temporary spousal support order to be?
Temporary spousal support in California is also governed by the same computer program that determines child support. And most family law cases that involve W-2 wage earners or income that isn't difficult to calculate can result in relatively easy temporary spousal support determinations. While the marital lifestyle and the status quo does have some relevance to the temporary spousal support order, reliance on the computer-generated programs is common and most often used by judges in standard divorce cases that don't merit a deviation.
(4) How much will my divorce cost?
The question of how much does a divorce cost is a common one and important to any person going through a family law case.
Attorneys fees in a divorce case don't have to be a nightmare. It is actually easy and efficient to manage fees through planning and preparation as well as communication with your attorney.
(5) how long will my divorce take?
How long does a divorce take in California? Similar to how much a divorce costs, the answer does depend on a variety of factors. The key to managing the length of a divorce is being reasonable. Even in the face of your spouse's unreasonable and contentious behavior, using good common sense, business sense and evaluating the issues that are worth court intervention and the ones that are not can go a long way in helping you get your divorce concluded within a reasonable period of time.
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