If you fall into the low-income category, you may think that you aren't able to afford a lawyer to help you with your divorce. That means that you may try to do your divorce on your own and you may not get the terms that you want from your divorce, especially if your spouse is able to afford an attorney. However, there are things that you can do to get an attorney to help you, even if you are low-income.
During a divorce, a bitter, angry spouse that feels rejected or betrayed may be looking for any issue that can be latched onto in order to make the ordeal worse for the other spouse. Unfortunately, if you're transgendered, your spouse may use that issue to try to paint you in a negative light and make child custody and visitation difficult. Here's what you need to be prepared to face. Your mental stability and safety as a parent may be questioned.
While many couples that want to be apart want to divorce as soon as possible, some others only want separation and not divorce. A couple may want to end their relationship with one another but be bound in marriage for financial or religious reasons. Learn more about legal separation and whether it would be a good option for you and your spouse. Remaining Married Due To Religious Beliefs For some couples, getting a divorce is forbidden by their religious beliefs.
One of the most common misconceptions about divorce attorneys is that their assistance stops once your divorce has been finalized. However, many divorce attorneys can help you deal with an ex-spouse that is not fulfilling his or her responsibilities per the divorce agreement, such as by missing or refusing to pay child support. Listed below are two ways that a divorce attorney can help you deal with child support issues.
If you and your spouse are divorcing and have minor children, one of you will likely be ordered to pay child support. Unless you and your spouse agree to shared or 50/50 custody and both of you make the exact same amount of money, child support will be ordered. It may help to understand what factors go into the child support calculations so that you can plan ahead and budget for the future, so read on to learn more about how child support amounts are determined.