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For most people, initiating a divorce can feel like an overwhelming process. In some instances, the parties can successfully exchange financial and other information without the Court’s involvement, and can reach a divorce agreement without having to first initiate an action or appear in Court. In these circumstances, a “joint petition for divorce” is filed by the parties together, along with their signed agreement and financial statement, for the Court’s approval. It is important to have an attorney with the knowledge and experience needed to help negotiate and draft an agreement that is both advantageous to you, and also fair and reasonable so that it meets with the Court’s approval. In some cases, however, it is more advantageous or necessary for one spouse to first initiate an action by filing a contested complaint for divorce. The complaint will then need to be served on the other spouse and the parties proceed towards a divorce with the Court’s direct involvement through a series of court appearances. In those instances, the parties can still reach an agreement at any point, with feedback and deadlines set by the Court, or may proceed towards trial. It is essential to have an experienced attorney by your side who can represent your interests and litigate your case.
Whatever your situation, the divorce and family law attorneys at the Law Offices of Miriam G. Altman, P.C. can help guide you and determine which course is more appropriate given your individual needs. Attorney Miriam G. Altman has more than thirty years of experience in divorce and family law litigation. During a consultation, Attorney Altman will listen closely to your individual circumstances and help you determine what course, if any, is right for you. Call us today at 781-862-4448.