When you’re going through a divorce, emotions run high. It can be easy to get distracted by the personal affronts that you feel you’ve endured from your spouse. But this is the time when you need to be savvy about being sure to take care of your family and your assets. Don’t let emotions get in the way of getting what you’re entitled to in a divorce proceeding. Your divorce lawyer is an impartial party to your divorce. You can rely on him or her to offer objective legal advice as well as some counseling as far as your divorce goes. Here are three questions you should ask your divorce lawyer.
1. Am I entitled to child support payments?
Just because you’re a man doesn’t mean that you can’t receive child support payments. In the past when women didn’t work, it was common for women to receive child support. But since women are in the workforce, a father who takes care of the children in a divorce may be legally entitled to child support payments.
2. Should I contact my estranged spouse?
It can be challenging to leave all communication up to the lawyers during a divorce proceeding. After all, it may seem logical that the two parties should communicate directly in order to facilitate an amicable divorce. The problem, though is that the reasons that led to the divorce might lead to more issues surrounding the divorce. That’s way all direct contact between you and your estranged spouse should be approved beforehand with your divorce lawyer.
3. Can I stay in the marital home?
It’s not a given that you or your spouse should continue to occupy the marital home. Once a legal divorce has commenced, the division of marital assets will be up to the courts. This is a question for your divorce lawyer.
These are three questions that you’ll need to ask your divorce lawyer in order to ensure that you get all that you are entitled to under a legal divorce proceeding.