Broken Marriages Ending in the Divorce Court

When a client calls his or her attorney, they will probably refer them to a divorce attorney, a specialized legal practice with the emphasis on family law.  Family law is fairly straightforward with firm legal action and is a lucrative practice for any attorney.  The responsibility of a divorce attorney is varied but at the end of the day, the final court proceedings are similar.  Some are protracted depending on the amount of work to be undertaken.


The estates of both parties may be large in which event the proceedings will take longer.  There are different kinds of advice that a well-versed divorce attorney will give to his/her client.  He needs to treat his clients with compassion and understanding as they are going through a stressful stage in their lives that most people shudder to think about.  There is also a question of grounds for the divorce, the most common being an irretrievable breakdown in the marriage.

Having to present his case to a court-of-law, the divorce attorney will require every single piece of paper concerning all aspects of the client's history and financial status.  He also needs to be in touch with the other spouse to try to affect a compromise and the very best for both spouses.  A professional divorce attorney with a lot of experience and expertise can often minimize the aggravation of the proceedings and effect a satisfactory outcome with the minimum amount of concern for both parties.

Family law, often referred to a matrimonial law, also differs from state to state and country to country.  There are differences in pre-nuptial agreements, inheritances, wills and more.  The attorney needs to be well versed in all matters relating to the particular laws of the state.  A judge needs to adjudicate all matters put before him and therefore the attorney's house must be in order prior to placing the matter before a judge.

If there are children involved in the divorce these matters need to be settled.  This involves both spouses and the best and most amicable solution must be found as the children themselves need the ongoing care of both parents whether separately or together.  Custody hearings can themselves be difficult even if both parents are financially well off.

In this case, the net worth of the spouses may become a contest as to who has the primary custody.  Once this is settled, visitation rights must be agreed upon and also made an order of the court.  There is so much to consider in a divorce where children are concerned and the divorce attorney will need to find an agreeable mid-point that suits both spouses.  This is where the experience of the attorney is of prime importance.  He is able, in most cases, to suggest amicable terms when is come to child custody due to his prior experience.

Child custody needs to find a balance that not only suits the parents but also taking into account some wishes of the children as they do not need to be bounced back and forth between parents at will. A lot to be considered to hopefully suit all concerned.

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