What is divorce? It is the legal act performed by married couples to end their marriage. Divorce is the ultimate step that couples take in marriages that have problems. It is not very favorable, but, in situations where it cannot be avoided; it should be handled with utmost care. Divorces are sensitive issues and leave lifelong scars. The main purpose of a divorce is end the marriage altogether. It can become a messy and long drawn process if it is not handled properly.
In the U.S., each state has its own set of laws regarding divorce. Therefore, Oregon too has its own set of laws.
So how does one go about a divorce? It is not a cheap process and requires a strong mind. If children are involved, the situation gets more complicated. The first thing to be done, when filing for divorce, is to get a good lawyer. It is most important that the client is honest with the lawyer, as the more the lawyer knows about the case the better his appeal will be.
Good divorce lawyers are ones that can handle the case in such a manner that the damage to the people involved is minimal.
Some points are to be kept in mind while appointing a divorce lawyer:
1. It is recommended that a person should consult at least three lawyers before finally choosing one.
2. A good and experienced divorce lawyer should be able to answer any query the client may have regarding divorce proceedings.
3. He should have a good idea of the local laws of divorce.
4. He should be up to date with the recent changes in the law.
5. The fees of the lawyer are another important factor to be kept in mind. Generally the more complicated the case, the higher the fee is.
6. He should not forget that the way in which he handles the case affects the emotions of the people involved.
The other areas that have to be taken care of while filing for a divorce are the custody of the children and the terms of child support. This is one of the most difficult parts, trying to decide what is best for the child. A good lawyer will be able to suggest a path that is beneficial to both parties.