Issues You Need to Talk About With Your Divorce Attorney

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Issues You Need to Talk About With Your Divorce Attorney

Divorce is difficult, and it comes with its own set of issues that can lead to couples making unreasonable decisions. If you have an impending divorce and aren’t sure what to expect, you’ve come to the perfect place.

Before you start, bear in mind that each divorce is unique. That implies you can’t doubt your expectations, and you shouldn’t compare them to others. However, after you’ve hired a divorce attorney, you’ll need to talk about certain essential parts of your divorce.

This article aims to help with that.


When dealing with a divorce, you may require some clarification on how property division will be handled. The term “marital properties” refers to assets accumulated throughout a marriage. The home, vehicles, furniture, jewelry, and other items can all be included.

If you live in a community property or a common-law property, the state determines who owns the property. According to customary law, common law property belongs to the spouse who acquired the property in his or her name. Assets or properties are divided equally under a community property state, regardless of who’s name appears on the title or deed.

Child Support

When you’re talking to your lawyer about your current or pending divorce, child support should come up as a topic of conversation. Remember that until the child is emancipated, both parents must financially support the child.

Even though parents are required to pay child support to the other parents, the child, not the receiving parents, has the right to receive such support. The amount of support to be paid is established by the court and documented in a formal agreement.

Child Custody

Child custody is nearly always the most contentious topic in a divorce. Child custody will be awarded exclusively based on the child’s best interests, regardless of your state. Keep in mind that legal custody might be shared or assigned solely to one parent. Allow this to be one of the subjects you and your lawyer address, and assess your possibilities depending on the circumstances.


Alimony is one of the most rapidly changing and contentious areas of the law. When determining alimony, courts may have various degrees of jurisdiction depending on the state in which you are divorcing. In addition, when making decisions, courts may consider the length of the marriage, their physical and psychological health, their living standards while married, each spouse’s level of education, earning capacity, and the allocation of child support responsibilities.

Changing Your Legal Name After Divorce

If you are the female in the marriage, chances are you assumed your ex-husband’s last name. You should find out from your lawyer the process for getting a name change after your divorce case is finalized (if you desire).


Bring all of the documents that can impact the divorce outcome to your meeting with your lawyer. Deeds, prenuptial agreements, titles, wills, financial records, tax documents, and other documents should be included.

Bring any documents you believe are important because chances are they are. Even invoices, it turns out, can make a difference. Your lawyer will be able to create a compelling case that benefits you, in the long run, using these papers.

Contact Franks & Rechenberg. P.C. Attorneys at Law to help with your case.