Divorcing was the last thing on your mind when your spouse came home. As they rushed upstairs to get ready for your night out, they dropped their phone. You picked it up, but when you looked down, the screen had multiple messages on it. One said, “I love you.” The next was, “when can I see you again?” You knew exactly what it was.
When your spouse came back down the stairs, they knew you’d seen the messages. You had a long talk that night, and you both decided it would be best to part ways.
Now, you’re going through an emotionally tough time while also dealing with the financial repercussions of divorcing. Where you once had two incomes, you now have only one to help you cover expenses for your home. Where you once could rely on your spouse to pay for groceries and other bills, you now have to use your own money. It’s a hard situation to be in and it’s complicated by the legal case.
Working with an attorney can help you present your legal case. Your attorney will focus on filing documents, inform you about what kind of information they need for your case and keep up with court schedules. At the same time, you’ll be able to focus on yourself and getting through this difficult time in your life.
When you’re not expecting to end your marriage, a sudden divorce is a shock to the system. It will take time to settle your budget, emotions and expectations. Your attorney will be there to help you go through the process and allow you to relax, knowing that your case is in good hands.