Marriage may have been the be-all and end-all of your life, but it quickly became apparent that it wasn’t the happy ending you were looking for. Now you’re facing the possibility of a divorce and it could be flipping your world on its head.
Many people, like yourself, have questions about divorce. It’s not something commonly discussed and most people don’t marry with the thought of divorcing any time soon. Here’s what you may be wondering:
#1. Will I still get to see my kids?
It’s not uncommon for couples to have a child or two during a marriage. However, having a child and raising a child are two different things. You may find that you and your spouse don’t agree when it comes to how you raise your children, which may have caused the need for a divorce.
During a divorce, the court typically believes that it’s best that both parents continue to have a hand in raising their children. You and your spouse will likely work out a child custody order that details each of your responsibilities and obligations.
#2. What assets will I lose in a divorce?
Assets and finances are often a topic of discussion during marriage and a topic of argument during the divorce process. While you won’t lose all of your assets in a divorce, you may not leave a marriage with everything you hope for. You’ll likely have to discuss what you want to keep and what you can settle to let go, or what you have a right to keep if you have a prenup or postnup.
#3. Can I start a new relationship after a divorce?
While you don’t have to be single for the rest of your life after divorce, it may be best to avoid having any intimate relationships during the divorce process and shortly after. If your soon-to-be-ex spouse suspects you were having an affair during your marriage, then it could look bad during the divorce process.
#4. Should I get legal help for my divorce?
Divorce can be a complicated and messy battle. You may want to go through the divorce process knowing your legal options. You can reach out for legal help when discussing how you should plan out your divorce.