In the world of divorce, you can never be too cautious. And here are some important factors to be observed while dealing with divorce proceedings. These basic things include a solid understanding of the Divorce process, the importance of a competent and experienced Divorce attorney and the consequences that a wrong decision in Divorce can bring in the form of financial issues and legal issues. Here are some of the essential and fundamental steps that are included in the entire process of the Divorce.
The Divorce proceedings can start from a simple agreement or from filing of papers which will give the Divorce attorney sufficient time to gather all the documents needed for the filing of the petition for Divorce. There are certain prerequisites to be fulfilled before starting the Divorce process. There should be a lawful binding document for all parties, signed by both parties and by a judge. The written document should contain the names of both the spouses their maiden names, place of birth, present and previous marital status, present income, present net monthly income and other relevant particulars to assist the judge in his final decision.
A party can also present documents in support of his or her case if the other party refuses to sign the complete document. The documents can be supporting documents like hospital records, property records, house deeds, letters, official financial statement etc. In such cases, the Divorce attorney is obliged to forward the documents to the court for inspection and could prove the authenticity of the documents by producing them before the court.
When a marriage is legally dissolved, it automatically becomes void, hence the two parties do not have to sign a pre-nuptial agreement. Moreover, the proceedings are also concluded at the time of execution of the Divorce papers. The rights of the former spouse are also being terminated by the current spouse without any question asked, but still the former spouse is not required to show any sign of acceptance of the situation.
Divorce filings are never complete without the physical presence of the parties in the courtroom to witness the signing of the final documents and to prove the completeness of all the filings. However, the process of the filing of the divorce petition has to be completed only after the presence of both the parties in the court.
If the court makes any change in the above conditions, the proceeding will be stopped temporarily and the parties will have to take further legal actions to handle the changes. But this fact is not considered to be a reason for the temporary stopping of the proceedings. The courts have complete flexibility in deciding the order of conducting the divorce proceedings.
In case of any irregularities during the divorce process, the court will rule on the same and take legal action against the petitioner. It is the duty of the Divorce attorney to represent the respondent and make any amendments in the terms of agreement to suit the personal requirements of the respondent.
The Divison attorney is entrusted with the responsibility of the welfare of both the parties involved in the Divorce process. Any breach of trust is cause for the divorce process to be broken.