December 4, 2018
Written on behalf of Daniel H. Chambers Attorney at Law, P .C.
Usually, when divorce comes up in public conversation, it’s in terms of the kind of armed-to-the-teeth battles that destroy lives and make for entertaining T.V.
In reality, not all divorces are miserable and messy, and they don’t need to be. More often than you might think, a divorce can be a mature decision two people make in order to allow each other to be happy.
If you and your spouse are considering a divorce, don’t rush out the door to tear apart your soon-to-be-ex-significant other. There is a high likelihood that the two of you may be able to come to reasonable agreements and file for a no contest divorce.
Just because you want to do it amicably, doesn’t mean you should do it yourself
So, maybe you’re thinking that your divorce can be no-contest. You’ve done some research and you’re pretty sure that you can order some forms online and get this whole thing behind you for a matter of a hundred dollars or so, right?
Hold your horses.
It is definitely a good thing that you may be able to take the no-contest route, but doing so without any guidance from an experienced attorney who is familiar with your local state laws is a great way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
A much wiser and fairer approach is to enlist legal counsel to help guide you through the process impartially. You’ll want to sit down together with your spouse and your attorneys to make sure that everyone has the same understanding of all the things you are trying to fairly and maturely negotiate.
Otherwise, what might start as a well-intentioned attempt to end your marriage amicably may turn into a series of misunderstandings that become increasingly hurtful. More hurt is clearly not something that you want in this particular moment.
Reaching an agreement is almost the end, but not quite
Even once you reach a fair agreement with your spouse and all the forms are filed, there are still state-specific procedures that must be followed to ensure that your divorce request is granted.
This is truly where an experienced attorney can help you stick the landing. Trying to file for your own divorce is not something that you should have to worry about – an experienced professional can handle these procedural issues with ease and ensure that you avoid any further setbacks.
No-fault divorce is closure for pennies on the dollar
The good news is that the relatively small additional cost of having an attorney help coach you through this difficult process still allows you and your spouse to part ways on the best possible terms for a fraction of what litigating a divorce would probably cost.
If you’re ready to move on and set your spouse free, for you each to be healthy and happy, do the responsible thing and finish strong. With the guidance of an experienced attorney to help you both get what you need and keep things moving civilly, you can achieve the no-fault divorce you are hoping for with the confidence that it will be professionally executed.
This blog post should not be taken as official legal advice. If you need more information or you’re considering divorce, it’s best to speak with an experienced attorney, like Daniel H. Chambers, Attorney at Law, PC.
Mr. Chambers is a respected attorney in the Alabama legal community who takes pride in successfully negotiating favorable settlements for his clients because he never wants his clients to spend a dime more than necessary.
Mr. Chambers is also prepared to fight for you in the courtroom. He prepares every case as if it will head to trial because he wants to be ready to make the best possible arguments on your behalf at the negotiating table and in court.
We have used Daniel Chambers for legal services on several occasions since 2007 with excellent results. He has assisted our family in each matter with a professional yet tenacious manner. He has always been upfront about possible outcomes and honest about how to appropriately deal with challenging situations. I have recommended him several times over and will continue to do so. He has been an incredible asset to have on our legal team and we have always been satisfied with the results.
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