Divorce has an emotional impact.

Deciding to file for divorce is challenging and can have an emotional toll if you are not fully invested in the idea of legal separation. However, if you see the clues in a relationship that may hint at a divorce, things like lack of empathy, loss of trust and respect, or intimacy with your spouse, then separation might be the best option for your mental health and well-being. Some more signs that might point out getting might be in your best interest could be issues with money, active reluctance to family-oriented activities, excessive personal privacy, and change in personal habits. However, the divorce process is not a laughing matter and should be taken seriously. Failing to plan for a divorce and not having the will to go through the emotional rollercoaster of organizing joint custody agreements, alimony, and community property could be very costly and make the divorce process very strenuous. 

What time should I get a divorce?

Deciding what time to get a divorce is entirely up to you; all divorce is personal decision. If you choose to have a divorce, we can help, but it’s entirely up to you. You should talk with a counselor and your spouse about your relationship goals and status; it might be time to have a divorce if you two aren’t seeing eye to eye on your relationship and future. 

How will divorce affect my financial status?

Divorce will affect the financial status of some more than others. The time spent in a marriage is a massive variable that can determine what type of divorce you may have. You may opt for an uncontested divorce if you and your spouse have been together for a short amount of time. You could also choose to have a contested divorce because you and your spouse have been together longer, and you need to split up the community property. Furthermore, if you have children, you’ll need to address child support, custody agreements, and alimony issues. Thankfully, most cases have silver linings. Divorce is a case-by-case matter, no divorce is the same as another, and more often than not, people can lessen or avoid some critical issues in divorce. A prime example of a case-by-case ruling would be alimony; if you divide up your community property like dept, real-estate, bank accounts, and property, as evenly as possible, then there's a chance to avoid unnecessary alimony payments toward your ex-spouse. Your financial status doesn’t need to be hit any harder than it should during a divorce.

Do I Need A Lawyer For My Divorce?

Divorce may or may not require a lawyer; if couples have minimal assets and have been together for a short time, there’s potentially an option not to hire a lawyer. However, most couples have separate and joint support, and children are often present. In these situations, it’s in your own best interest to know your rights and what options you have. If you want a divorce done right the first time around and are considering one, then our expert New Mexico lawyers have you and your child’s best interest in mind. Contact Genus Law through our online chat or contact us at (505)-317-4455 to set up your consultation with one of our experienced Albuquerque Divorce Attorneys. We can discuss your case, concerns, and options to ensure you get the best possible outcome. 

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