The Divorce Process

The Truth About Divorce

Don't Assume Your Spouse Will Be Fair

If you are getting a divorce and want to receive the best possible result, you should take the time at the beginning to understand the process and learn what you can expect. Divorce is complicated. It is not as simple as telling your spouse that you have had enough and want out of the marriage. You need to get the approval of the state before you can legally be free to begin a new chapter in your life. The court will not grant you a divorce unless you can prove that you have grounds, and will not finalize your request until you and your spouse have put all your marital affairs in order.

Divorce is a difficult time in a person's life-the process doesn't have to be. In fact, we strive to make it as smooth as possible. Most divorces cases do not require long, drawn-out trials and we are often able to come to a settlement with your spouse without the need for any type of trial at all. If we cannot resolve the matter out of court, we are here to fight for you throughout the trial to ensure that you leave your marriage with everything you deserve.

If you are initiating the divorce on your own, we will help you file a complaint for divorce, but if you and your spouse have already agreed on the matter, we will assist you with a joint petition. You can either claim fault-based grounds such as alcohol or drug abuse, adultery, desertion, denial of support, or cruel and inhumane treatment, or you can seek a no-fault divorce on the basis of irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. You may choose to get a legal separation first, which will give you a chance to test out terms for matters such as child custody and spousal support before you have to live with a final ruling from the court.

When you are ready to proceed with the divorce, a Worcester divorce lawyer from the Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr. will represent you at all times during negotiations and before the judge. It is better to settle a divorce out of court whenever possible, to maintain control over the process. If you go to court with outstanding disagreements over custody, visitation, property division or anything else, the judge will step in to make the decisions for you.

Worcester Divorce Attorney Protecting Your Rights

We prepare every case for trial, but will attempt a full resolution through negotiation with your spouse's attorney. Whether the case is decided over a conference table in private meetings or in court, having our help can make an enormous difference in determining whether the final decree of divorce works for you, or places you in severe difficulty for months or years to come. Your attorney will do all the work of discovery, requesting financial statements, calling witnesses, producing evidence and arguing vigorously on your behalf. We are a boutique family law firm and will stand by you throughout the process, helping you find the easiest and fastest way to a favorable outcome.

Contact the Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr. for an initial consultation about your divorce and learn in detail what you should expect from the process.

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