Divorce is one of the most mentally and emotionally exhausting experiences a person can go through. When you are in the midst of a divorce, the last thing you need is a messy legal process to go along with it. While nothing can make your divorce painless, working with an attorney with the right experience and skills can certainly make the process easier. Attorney Carol Barnes of Barnes Law Group is that attorney.
Uncontested and Contested Divorce
Legally speaking, any divorce may be uncontested or contested. In an uncontested divorce, the divorcing parties come to an agreement regarding assets, finances, and other legal issues. In a contested divorce, the divorcing parties cannot come to an agreement on the terms of their divorce settlement. When this happens, an evidentiary hearing is held and the judge gets to make the decisions.
Most divorces start out contested, but through negotiations, are settled without the need for an evidentiary hearing.
Certified Financial Divorce Analyst
While there is much more to divorce than dividing assets and debts, a large part of the legal system’s responsibility in divorce is financial. It is the responsibility of the divorce attorney to educate the court and ensure divorcing parties end up in a financial arrangement that may not be equal, but is fair based on the law and both parties’ financial circumstances.
Since finance is such an integral part of the divorce process, Attorney Barnes recognizes the need for a real, in-depth understanding of divorce finance. She obtained a certification as a financial divorce analyst to help forecast her clients’ financial futures so they don’t have to guess what their finances will be down the road. She can help you create a post-divorce budget to ensure you don’t end up in financial straits following your divorce.
Las Vegas Divorce Attorney
If you face divorce, you need an attorney who understands what you are going through and the financial burden you are about to face. Barnes Law Group provides legal and financial guidance to clients going through divorces throughout Clark County. Attorney Barnes will help you understand your financial standing, your financial future, and get the fairest possible settlement under the law.