Why Should I Hire A Divorce Lawyer in Idaho?
Marriage is when two people come together to become one, and spend the rest of their natural life together. This includes their financial accounts, bills, insurance, cars, real estate, and even sometimes businesses. When things go wrong in a marriage the decision to file for divorce is never simple, and is stressful on the entire family. To ensure your rights are protected during the divorce proceedings, hire an Idaho family law and litigation attorney. Since 2003, the firm of Lovan Roker & Rounds has been assisting individuals with divorce and custody matters in Idaho.
Divorce is not a legal matter to go through alone or with inexperienced legal counsel, as any mistakes or oversights will have profound effects on your future and any marital assets. The process is complex regardless of the reason for the divorce, such as irreconcilable differences, adultery, abandonment, or perhaps domestic violence. Most divorces involve long term (and sometimes final) consequences such as alimony, child support, custody, property, and even restraining orders.
Often people make the mistake to believe they can handle their divorce amongst themselves without legal counsel; however, they must remember the other party is legally against them. The first step in any divorce is to contact a caring, experienced, and understanding Idaho divorce attorney in Canyon County. It doesn't matter whether you're filing for the divorce or you've been served divorce papers (divorce complaint or divorce petition) from your spouse. Divorce proceedings have a strict set of legal guidelines that must be followed. However, if either spouse is making short or long term decisions while under any amount of duress, the outcome may not be the most beneficial to that person. Hiring a Canyon County, Idaho law firm enables you to cope and move on with your life, while allowing the professionals to handle the difficult issues.
The divorce attorney will take the time to directly discuss your case in detail and answer questions clarifying the legal process. Together with the attorney, you will determine whether an uncontested divorce or litigated contested divorce is appropriate. An explanation in layman terms is provided regarding alimony, child custody, child support, parental visitation, educational expenses, property, existing debt, current bills, and enforcement actions, as they arise. Specific statutory guidelines on child support for example are followed to ensure the children are properly taken care of. This includes not only child support, but also medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance and educational expenses (such as private school or college). At Lovan Roker & Rounds, P.C. we work for you and stand by your decisions, walking you through every step of the divorce process.
The opposing party will be making accusations that may or may not be true. This is why it's important for your attorney to know the truth about every detail, good or bad. The decisions made by the opposite party is to benefit their future, not yours. Your decisions made now will affect you and any children of the marriage negatively if not handled properly from the start. Having an experienced family lawyer on your side enables you to ensure you receive child support at the statutory requirements in Idaho.
Grounds For Divorce In Canyon County, Idaho
The divorce action in Canyon County, or any other county in Idaho, may be a contested or uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorce cases are when both parties agree the marriage has fallen apart and are seeking a divorce. Not all uncontested divorces in Idaho are simple. Proper procedures must be followed. If children are of the marriage the issues of child support, custody, and visitation are seldom agreed on.
A contested divorce is when spouses disagree on specifics of the case such as what the reasons were for the breakup in the first place. Contested divorces in Idaho may be litigated in a trial court; however, attorneys work vigorously on their clients behalf to reach a settlement before any trial.
Anyone thinking about filing for a divorce should become familiar with specific 'grounds for divorce'
allowed in the State of Idaho.
- Irreconcilable Differences (NoFault Divorce)
- Extreme Cruelty
- Willful Desertion
- Willful Neglect
- Habitual Intemperance
- Separation Without Cohabitation
While emotions are high, it's common for one or both spouses to seek out a divorce immediately. However, during the separation period couples may decide on a divorce alternative or attempt to reconcile the marriage. This is an ideal solution for some, but unfortunately not always possible.
Here are a few divorce alternative scenarios in Idaho to consider and to discuss with an attorney:
- Legal Separation
- Formal Period of Reconciliation
Property Distribution In Idaho Divorce
Martial asset factors affecting property distribution include the duration of the marriage, prenuptial agreements and the age, health, occupation, liabilities and earning abilities of each spouse.
Often one spouse attempts to hold power over the other, trying to bully the other spouse throughout the process to retain more assets. Others simply hide assets from their spouse and children. Experienced Canyon County divorce attorneys can handle spouses like these and do so regularly. The family divorce attorney has the resources to conduct extensive research into your spouse's past, current, and future assets, stocks, insurance policies, etc... to ensure nothing is being hidden from you.
- Husband/Wife or Family Owned Business
- Stock Options
- Insurance Policies
- Farming Equipment and Contracts
- Offshore Accounts
- Unclear Retirement Assets
- Future Financial Interests
- Investment Property or Multiple Real Estate Assets
- Premarital Agreement Disputes
There are many out of state divorce attorneys who claim they know Idaho family law and may offer cheap, less than satisfactory divorce document preparation services. They cannot represent you in court; therefore, you must file alone and represent yourself without any legal advice or guidance. This isn't going to help when questions arise or unclear, long term decisions need to be made in court
regarding your financial future. We sympathize with your situation; doing all we can to release the pressure on you and ensure your rights are not violated.
Free Divorce Consultation
Whether you are already in the process of dealing with a no-fault divorce or a highly contested divorce, or are just considering filing divorce, give our family lawyers a call. The attorneys at Lovan Roker & Rounds can help answer your divorce questions and help you to better understand the cost of divorce, as well as how the divorce process and divorce mediation works in Idaho.
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