Divorce FAQs


Shin Law Office Divorce Attorneys Answer Frequently Asked Questions

Most couples don’t plan for a divorce. That is why the entire process is usually somewhat complicated and brings about unforeseen issues and situations.

The Divorce Attorneys at Shin Law Office want to make the divorce process as painless as possible and will use their extensive knowledge of the law to work with you for your desired results.

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from those seeing divorce information.

Q: What types of divorces are there?

There are generally 2 types of divorces: contested and uncontested. An uncontested divorce is one where all the issues between the parties are resolved. A contested divorce is one where one or more issues exist between the parties and must be resolved by a judge at trial.

Q: What is the difference between an annulment and a divorce?

An annulment is a request to essentially erase a divorce. A divorce is a process that legally terminates a marriage. A divorce, unlike an annulment, does not erase the fact that the marriage existed.

Q: When getting a divorce, do both of us need separate divorce attorneys?

Yes. Attorneys are generally, ethically prohibited from representing both parties in a divorce.

Q: What is the cheapest and easiest way to get a divorce?

The cheapest way to get a divorce is to proceed forward as an uncontested divorce.

Q: Why should I have a divorce attorney?

Simply put, divorces are extremely complicated. There are so many angles and pitfalls that even the most intelligent of people will fall victim, so it is critical to have someone that is experience and knowledge about the ins-and-outs of complex divorces.

Q: We now live in two separate states. How do I go about getting a divorce?

Each state typically has requirements that must be met before a party is eligible to file for a divorce, therefore, the divorce should proceed in the jurisdiction where all of those requirements are satisfied.

Q: Who usually pays for a divorce?

Generally, each party is responsible for their own attorney fees.

Q: For a simple divorce with no children, how quickly can it get done?

If uncontested, it could be as soon as a few weeks, but to get a more accurate timeline, it is best to seek counsel and talk to him/her about the details of your case.

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