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Frequently Asked Divorce Questions

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Going through a divorce is an incredibly stressful process. It is even more complicated than most people assume, and it can only benefit you to get all the facts before you make any decisions. Our Tacoma family lawyer at the Law Offices of F. Richard Ricketts is here to offer you the sound guidance that you need to protect your best interests. Contact us at any time to request more information about the topic of divorce.

Is Marriage Counseling Worth My Time?

Yes. Many people rush headlong into the divorce process without attempting to solve issues through counseling. Remember that divorce is a costly and traumatic event that can be difficult on you and any children involved in the process. Even if there is no way to save the marriage, counseling can also help get you through this time and minimize the emotional difficulties. No matter what, you should always consult with an attorney before taking any legal action.

Can I Handle the Divorce Process Without a Lawyer?

While it is possible to handle everything by yourself, it is highly inadvisable. At the very least, you should discuss the matter at length with an attorney before you begin. Without the proper legal training, you may not be aware of all your rights or how to protect your best interests. Without a lawyer protecting you, it is likely that you will be shorted monetarily, and you may also lose rights to custody.

Will I Have to Pay Alimony if I Get a Divorce?

This is generally decided on a case-by-case basis by a judge. If your spouse was completely dependent on you financially or would face significant hardship after the divorce is finalized, there is a chance that you will have to pay alimony. A divorce lawyer can work with you to ensure that a fair sum of alimony is decided upon during your case.

Do I Still Need a Lawyer if I Am Getting an Uncontested Divorce?

Yes, it is still very important that you bring your case to a lawyer. An uncontested divorce is a situation where both spouses agree on the terms of a divorce without needing to go to court to settle various matters. However, you may be agreeing to a situation which can cause you significant trouble in the future. Always have an attorney look over your case before you move forward.

How Do I Schedule a Consultation with a Lawyer?

Call our firm at (253) 259-3501 to arrange for a consultation with our skilled Tacoma family lawyer. With over a decade of experience and countless satisfied clients, you can trust in his proven track record and dedication to client success.

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