The typical contested divorce could cost your family between $15,000 to $20,000+ in lawyer and mediation fees. This doesn't include the cost of a third party Guardian ad Litem if you have children involved.
Your Beaufort County divorce doesn't have to end in a courtroom battle and if you're smart and money conscious, you don't want it to. Divorce doesn't have to be difficult or ridiculously costly.
When two divorcing spouses agree on the division of assets, alimony, child support, child custody and other terms, that is great. However, we understand that this is not always the case. Even with minor disagreements, though, you can get divorced and walk away with what you deserve, your dignity intact and your bank accounts still full. You've endured enough in a marriage that no longer works, you don't have to throw away money during your divorce.
While our approach regarding amicable divorce and separation saves your money, you'll still benefit from the expertise, experience, and advice of a divorce lawyer throughout the process. Your divorce attorney can make suggestions you may not have thought of and can assist you with negotiating with your spouse or their lawyer. Additionally, your children are never forgotten during the process because we ensure that you are always reminded about their best interest.
On the surface, a divorce where the parties aren't fighting can seem like a smooth and seamless process. However, the situation can quickly become contentious if one spouse changes their mind about any of the terms.
Hiring a divorce lawyer is in your best interest if you’re going through a divorce, no matter the type. A lawyer will help you understand your rights and guide you through the divorce process. Divorce law is complex. A lawyer has the expertise and experience to ensure that all of the appropriate paperwork is completed and that your interests are represented.
Additionally, a lawyer will save you time so you can focus on the journey ahead. Divorce isn’t easy for anyone, even when it’s amicable. Having an experienced legal professional on your side can give you peace of mind and reduce the stress of the process.
Research has documented that parental divorce/separation is associated with an increased risk for child and adolescent adjustment problems, including academic difficulties (e.g., lower grades and school dropout), disruptive behaviors (e.g., conduct and substance use problems), and depressed mood.
If you have children, and you and the other parent decide to separate, one of the most important parts of your separation agreement is deciding where and with whom your children will live. It is important for parents to handle separation and divorce delicately to minimize the impact on their children.
It is common, especially recently, for parents to be granted joint legal custody of children. This means that each parent has equal decision-making authority over the major decisions that affect their children’s lives. Unfortunately, where your child lives is not always an equal schedule. This is a result of separation or divorce.
However, except under special circumstances, it is healthy and desirable for a child to have regular contact with the non-custodial parent
Grudges between divorced or separating couples can complicate the issues of divorce and child custody. As a result, the decisions you make during your state of anger or resentment, have a direct and often lifelong impact on your child's well-being and will affect your entire family going forward. This is why it is essential to have the guidance and representation of an attorney who cares about the long-term affects of your divorce versus fattening their wallets now.
At Holmes Family Law, our attorney takes pride in helping parents navigate through all the issues surrounding divorce and child custody. We take time to learn and appreciate your family’s dynamics to assist you in developing your parenting plans, including efforts to ease emotional obstacles that prevent you and the other parent from agreeing.
We know what it takes to put together a well-thought-out plan for divorce and child custody and we don't ever encourage you to "just fight". We don't market ourselves as "bulldogs" because that mentality does nothing for the health of your family other than tear it apart.
We are your family's attorney for life and we mean it. We wish nothing but happiness, good health and prosperity to you as you embark on your brand new journey to freedom.
Contact us today to schedule a call with an experienced Beaufort child custody and divorce lawyer who genuinely cares about the long-term health of you and your family.