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Why Hire a Divorce Lawyer?

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While hiring a divorce lawyer is an important step you can take to protect your future after a divorce, you may have questions about why you should hire a divorce lawyer and how they can help you. Petrelli Previtera, LLC wants to help you answer those questions and have a successful divorce so you are prepared for your future.

Types of Divorces

There are four main types of divorces that you can have, and each one will have a different timeline for finalizing the divorce. The four divorce types are:

  • Mutual Consent: Both spouses agree on significant issues like custody, financial arrangements, and division assets. These are the quickest and easiest divorces to file, but they still may take up to a year to finalize.
  • No-Fault Divorce: One spouse can choose to file a divorce after a certain period of separation from the other spouse.
  • Fault Divorce: A more expensive option, a fault divorce occurs when one spouse is “at fault” for the divorce filing. A fault divorce happens when one spouse cheats or when one spouse is imprisoned for more than two years.
  • Divorce after Institutionalization: Occurs when one spouse is in an institution for a mental illness for more than a year and a half.

These divorces can vary depending on the state you live in, but most divorces will fall into one of these categories. You will need to know which type of divorce you are filing and a divorce lawyer can help you determine which one is best for you and your unique situation.

Although some divorces typically take longer than others, each case is different and will vary depending on the assets, if children are involved, and how many court appearances are required to settle the divorce.

The cost of each divorce will also vary. The two most significant factors are how long the divorce takes to finalize and how much time is spent with the attorney. The more time spent in court, the higher the divorce fees will be and the longer it will take to finalize the divorce.

Child Custody

When there are children involved in a divorce, the legal process is even more critical since you need to convince a judge how they should arrange the custody. There will be a lot of evidence to present to the judge to get the custody arrangement you seek.

The judge will not arbitrarily decide who keeps custody of the children, and the evidence you present to support your proposed custodial arrangement is crucial. A good divorce lawyer will help you find and deliver what you need to win your ideal custody arrangement.

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Keep What’s Rightfully Yours with Petrelli Previtera, LLC

Petrelli Previtera, LLC has specialized in divorce and family law for more than forty years, so they have the experience you need to settle a divorce. Everyone at the firm is knowledgeable on divorce law, and there is someone ready to answer your questions whenever you need.

When you work with Petrelli Previtera, LLC, you know that your lawyer is looking out for what is best for you, your children, and your future. You can set up a consultation today and have all of your questions answered in person or on a video call.

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients have to say about working with us. Please note, results may vary based on individual circumstances.

Melinda Previtera, Esq. came highly recommended to our family. Her knowledge base, professionalism, and compassion paved the way for a successful outcome. Melinda is efficient, detailed, and informative. She helps manage expectations, and postures her client for a fair and equitable result. We are happy to recommend Melinda!

Jennifer A.

My experience was very good. Everyone was professional and attentive to my needs, keeping me updated every step of the way. I couldn’t ask for a better result, highly recommended.

David R.

My marriage life has been a hell for me for the past four years until I decided to put an end to what has to be ended. Choosing a lawyer was another additional stressful part of the long process. I’m so glad that I’ve found the right one for me at Petrelli Previtera. Life isn’t always fair, but at least having her in my corner, felt even better. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!

Caitlin B.

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