Ready for divorce, now what?

If you have been considering turning the page to a new chapter in your life and getting divorced from someone you no longer love or can live with in a marriage, there are several issues to consider as you take those first steps in preparing to hire a divorce lawyer and get the ball rolling.

Did Thanksgiving put you over the edge? Are you ready for divorce? The holidays are stressful enough for people in good families and happy marriages. For people facing the challenges of bad marriages and upset family members, Thanksgiving might have been the final straw for people who are ready for divorce. If you have been considering turning the page to a new chapter in your life and getting divorced from someone you no longer love or can live with in a marriage, there are several issues to consider as you take those first steps in preparing to hire a divorce lawyer and get the ball rolling.

Initial considerations when you are ready for divorce

The moment your spouse is served with divorce papers your world is going to change and so will your relationships with a variety of people. That moment is one people wrestle with and must finally accept if they are committed to moving forward with divorce. Be sure you are prepared to answer questions about where you are going to live, where the kids will be, how much liquid money you have and whether you and your children are safe.

Most men and women ready for divorce have already asked and answered many of these questions. But when family violence is the cause, people may have to leave in the middle of the night with no planning or preparation. The good thing is that there are many legal procedures your experienced divorce and family law attorney can use to help you, including protective orders, kick-out orders, and temporary orders securing access to community money on which to live during the divorce.

Searching for an experienced family law attorney

When you are ready for divorce or are served with a divorce citation, you should seek the advice, council and representation by an experienced divorce and family law attorney whose practice is focused and concentrated on divorce and family law. A Board Certified (by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization) family law attorney must have a minimum number of years of experience in Texas divorce and family law and must pass a Board Certification examination in addition to the Texas Supreme Court attorney licensing and bar exam requirements.

Not only is a family law attorney's reputation important, so is their experience in litigating complex divorce and family law issues, especially in complex high-net-worth cases and the cases with challenging contested custody and children's issues.

About Scroggins Family Law: Dallas, Collin and Denton County Board Certified divorce and family law attorney Mark Scroggins, and the team at Scroggins Family Law represent clients in a variety of divorce and family law matters.

At Scroggins Family Law, we have more than 20 years of experience with family law cases in Dallas, Denton and Collin Counties. When you retain our firm, you can trust that your case is in the hands of a highly skilled, dedicated professional. We understand the unique challenges of a high value divorce case, and more importantly, have the knowledge and experience you need on your side. Call us today, (214) 469-3100, to learn more about Texas divorce and family law.

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