The divorce process can be a complicated legal path and an emotional challenge. Property and debt division, alimony, child custody and child support are all parts of many divorce cases in Vermont, and each issue can present its own challenges. What will the most challenging issues be in your divorce case?
Taking care of your children
If you have children, establishing parental rights and responsibilities (often referred to as child custody) can be the most contentious issue to address. Both parents want what is best for their kids, but agreeing on what that is can be hard. Family law courts in Vermont will look at the best interests of the children to determine the legal and physical aspects of child care.
Dividing your assets and debts
Property and debt division, along with spousal maintenance, are financial issues that can impact both parents for a long time after the divorce is finalized. In Vermont, splitting your property and debts fairly is more important that splitting them equally. Alimony, which is referred to as spousal maintenance, can become a contentious issue as well.
In the end, the issues that come up during your divorce may not be unique, but they certainly can have a unique impact on your life for months and years after your divorce is finalized. Don’t face these challenges alone. Seek emotional help from family, friends, or a support group, and learn about your legal options before issues get too difficult.