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Practical Matters of Divorce

What’s Involved in a Divorce?

Practical Matters of DivorceA divorce can be an emotional experience for everyone involved. Even if you and your spouse agree that it is best for everyone to end your marriage, the process can be naturally fraught with all kinds of emotional land mines that cause unimaginable stress to all parties involved. It’s simply not practical to believe that you can keep feelings of loss, anger and betrayal out of the process. However, at its legal core, a divorce is about handling all the practical matters that need to be addressed so you and your spouse can move on with your lives. When you remove all the emotions, a divorce is a business deal between you and your spouse. To ensure your rights and assets are protected, you need an experienced attorney to guide you through the legal and financial maze of your divorce. Your divorce attorney should be sympathetic to your emotions, but not let that distract him or her from the cold hard facts of your unique case so that he or she can fully educate and advise you on the best way to move forward.

During your divorce, you will need to divide up a number of practical concerns with your spouse. These usually include items such as:

  • Property

    • Marital Property
    • Non-Marital Property
  • Assets

    • Home Equity
    • Bank Accounts
    • Stocks
    • Retirement Accounts
    • Life Insurance and other Joint Assets
  • Liabilities/Debts

    • Car Loans
    • Mortgages
    • Credit Card Balances
    • Personal Debts
  • Support

    • Spousal/Alimony
    • Child Support
      •  College
      •  Medical
      •  Child Care
      • Education
      • Extracurricular Activities
  • Child Custody

    • Sole Custody
    • Joint Custody
    • Alternating Custody
  • Child Visitation

When addressing all these or other issues in your divorce, you want an attorney who has a great deal of experience in each of these areas to know how best to advise you. You want him or her to have experience working through these issues and knowing the questions to ask and the items to investigate further to ensure that all your rights are protected today and in the future. The Family and Divorce Law Firm of Robert E. Hornberger, P.C. practices in these areas every day. We are alert to the many methods the opposition may attempt and will preemptively ensure that you are protected every step of the way.

We are a thorough, detail-oriented team who will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to ensure your rights and assets are protected during your divorce.

To learn more about what’s involved in your divorce proceedings and how we can help represent you, please contact us at 631-923-1910 for a complimentary initial consultation.