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What factors might affect my divorce?

On Behalf of | Jun 18, 2020 | Divorce |

s you enter the divorce process, it can be difficult to know what to expect. Though you can gain a broad overview of the experience by talking with your attorney and others who have been through it, every divorce is different. There are several personal circumstances that will affect your divorce and make it unique to your family. Here are a few of the main factors that may impact the divorce process for you:

Your family situation

The first and possibly most significant factor that affects your divorce is your family situation. How big is your family and how many children do you have? This can add to the complexity of the proceedings. Do you have a contentious relationship with your spouse, or is it a peaceful parting? How collaborative you can be with one another will really determine how smoothly the divorces goes.

Another factor that can impact your divorce is your relatives and support systems. If you have parents or siblings nearby who are involved in your life and the lives of your children, that can be helpful in your custody and visitation rulings.

The judge

While judges are meant to be impartial decision makers, they are people too. Each judge views situations and cases differently. Certain people lean towards certain rulings, so it can be helpful to have an attorney who is familiar with the local judges and can work with them.

Your finances and estate

Divorce can be an expensive process, so your financial state can be an important factor. Your income and expenses can have an impact on child custody, child support and spousal support decisions.

A huge part of divorce is the division of property. The size and complexity of your estate can make that process lengthier and more difficult, especially if you are dealing with large assets like homes or businesses.

The law

Intricacies of Delaware state laws will have a definite impact on your divorce. It can be difficult to understand the law in full on your own, which is why having an experienced attorney can be helpful.

Every family is different, which is why every divorce is different as well. There are so many different factors that go into divorce and bring new challenges. It can be helpful to work with people that you trust to get through it.