The process of absolute divorce is actually quite simple. You and/or your spouse can file a petition of divorce with the clerk of your local court. After waiting the amount of time specified by your state's laws, you and your Raleigh family lawyer can appear in court and obtain a divorce order from a judge. Once the order is signed, your divorce is final and you are allowed to re-marry if you so choose.
However, divorce is usually much stickier than this simple process because it often also involves issues of property distribution, alimony, child support, and child custody. Depending upon the length of your marriage, the amount of assets you have, whether you have children with your spouse, and the state that you reside in, your divorce can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few years to complete.
Ideally you and your spouse will be able to agree upon the division of your assets and any necessary support without much conflict. When this is not the case, our firm's family law attorney can help couples work through their divorce proceedings as quickly and painlessly as possible. To learn how we can be of assistance during your divorce, contact Hopper Law Office now.