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Divorce can be a complicated process. It requires a great deal of preparation, often calling for documents that may not be readily available to you. Without an experienced divorce attorney, a divorce process can be confusing and overwhelming, involving deadlines that someone untrained in family law may not be aware of. Other concerns, such as finding a new place to live, may distract someone in the middle of a divorce.

If you are overwhelmed by the prospect of beginning the divorce process, do not worry—The Harris Law Firm has prepared resources for your benefit, bringing clarity to a complex proceeding. Our articles include answers to questions like what you should consider before filing, how you should organize your paperwork, and even advice regarding moving out. These resources are tools that you can use to be informed about what is going on throughout the divorce process, from initial filing to final settlement disbursement.

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Preparing for Divorce

When you file a Petition for the Dissolution of Marriage, most courts will immediately set an Initial Status Conference (ISC) that is approximately 40 days from the date the case was filed. This initial hearing may be set even before your spouse has been served. If you are the respondent to a ...
Clearly, one of the most important components of preparing your finances for the divorce is itemizing the assets that you and your spouse have accumulated and properly dividing marital property. Be certain to also include those which either of you may have had prior to the marriage, as any increase ...
Divorce Checklist Except for extreme circumstances such as one spouse catching another committing adultery or discovering a severe addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling or shopping, most men and women do not wake up one morning and suddenly decide to divorce their spouse. In many cases, spouses ...
Preparing for Divorce When you have concluded that your marriage is irretrievably broken and filing for divorce is inevitable, you should consider consulting with a Colorado family law attorney while you are still in the marital home. You will want to discuss how to plan for your divorce while you ...
Much of your divorce will involve gathering, reviewing and organizing documents. This part of your divorce checklist will outline the major categories of documents that are helpful and sometimes essential, in most divorce cases. Income and Tax Records. – State and Federal Tax Returns, including all ...
Participating in Marriage Counseling Before filing for divorce, make sure that you have exhausted all possibilities of reconciliation. You will never regret having taken the time and energy to save your marriage. If you have not tried couples counseling, seek to explore and commit to marital ...
Prenuptial agreements , which used to be quite rare, were once topics of sensational Hollywood stories about celebrities and their divorces. However, with stress and antagonism that can be created by today’s divorce process , prenuptial agreements have become increasingly common. Having an agreement ...
In a divorce , every couple must at some point deal with the decision of who moves out and when. Moving out of the marital home is often a gut-wrenching, emotional decision. For many couples, the home is their most valuable asset. It is the asset that the couple typically purchased during the ...

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