Getting a divorce can be quite an overwhelming process. When it comes to divorce, there are many myths floating around that families may not be aware of. Our family lawyers in Mississauga distinguish divorce myths from realities.
My Spouse Has to Sign the Divorce Papers
It is common for people to come into our office frustrated because their spouse won’t agree to a divorce. We also come across many cases where the spouse is served divorce papers, but he/she choses to ignore the situation hoping it will go away. While having a spouse agreeing to the divorce will speed up the entire process and potentially minimize the cost, it may not always be the case.
After the divorce paperwork has been filed, your spouse will have a certain time frame to reply back. If he or she does not respond, and disapproves with the terms of the divorce, the case will go to trial where the court will decide the terms of the divorce.
Unfortunately divorce does not come with a next-day delivery option. It is an ongoing process which can take months and sometimes over a year. There are various factors that can cause delay in the divorce proceedings. Things such as division of property, child custody, assets and debts, and other quarrelsome issues can slow down the process. In short, the more disputes in a divorce, the longer it will take to complete the process.
Divorce Requires a Visit to the Court
People often have a misconception that filing a divorce is similar to filing a lawsuit. But taking the alternate roads such as arbitration or mediation can make divorce seem less like a lawsuit and more like a business deal. If you and your spouse both agree to the terms of the divorce, it’s highly unlikely you’ll make a trip to court.
All Divorce Lawyers are the Same
No two family lawyers in Mississauga are the same – each one has his/her own unique approach to divorce. While one may specialize in disputed divorces where there’s plenty of disagreement about who gets what, others may approach divorce in a more collaborative manner, ensuring as much peace as possible. Make sure to look for a lawyer who understands your unique situation and who you have confidence in.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your divorce or other family law matters contact one of the experienced family lawyers in Mississauga at Sekhon Law Office. We’d be glad to help you.