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Individuals choose to enter into marriage with another person for many different reasons, and while some of these marriages last, many others do not. People grow and change, and sometimes this change causes couples to realize their differences and come to the conclusion that dissolution of marriage is the best option for them.

When you contact The Hunter Law Group about your divorce, you will receive the legal counsel and assistance that you need to have a smooth divorce process. Here at The Hunter Law Group, we understand the tough nature of divorces and the difficult decisions that must be made along the way. Our Mission Viejo divorce attorneys are standing by to help you through each step of the legal process involved, and our advice is rooted in many years of experience in this area of law.

Types of Divorce in Orange County

One of the most important things to remember is that you have options. Your divorce lawyer can walk you through your rights and the various ways that your divorce can be settled. We truly care about you and your future, and will work tirelessly to accomplish your goals regarding child custody, visitation, spousal support, child support and more. Regardless of your situation, we will devote personal time and attention to attend to your needs. At our firm, we understand that you deserve the best divorce lawyer in Mission Viejo because this involves more than just right now, it will impact your future.

Some of the types of divorce that we have extensive experience with include:

  • Uncontested Divorce
    While no divorce is truly uncontested, there are some cases where couples can come to agreements and compromises to help the divorce process move quickly. Avoiding trial and litigation is one great way to keep the process moving quickly and peacefully, but it requires each party to be amicable and able to interact with one another to some extent.
  • Contested Divorce
    When there are hostile disagreements and a divorce case goes to trial, this may be considered a contested divorce. The most common areas of contestation are generally over issues such as child custody, division of property and other various issues. The more highly an issue is contested, generally the longer it takes to reach a conclusion. In some cases, the decision will be left to the discretion of the judge.

Things to Consider Before Divorce

Choosing to file for a divorce is a very big decision, so you want to go over a few questions with yourself to make sure that you are doing what is best for you and your family.

  • Evaluate the "problems" you and your spouse have within the marriage. Many family therapists separate couples problems into two distinct categories: hard or soft.
    • Hard problems relate to the overall well-being and safety of yourself and the family. If your spouse is abusive or is dealing with an addiction to alcohol, etc., this would be a hard problem and you will want to get away in order to protect your family.
    • Soft problems are more general every day issues such as feeling alone or isolated, or feeling as though your spouse is being super critical or is otherwise making you unhappy. Consider seeing a martial therapist before jumping into a divorce prematurely.
  • Ask yourself whether or not you and your spouse are already living the "divorced" life? If you are already feeling divorced, maybe it is time to just make this a reality and make life easier for the two of you.
    • Do you find that you stay at the office past work hours nearly every day and then proceed to go out with your office friends until late at night?
    • Does your spouse work late and then head straight to the gym and then watches television and is long in bed before you walk in the doors?
    • Are you sleeping in separate beds or there is an imaginary wall separating you and your spouse as you still "share" the same bed?
  • Another aspect to consider is one or both spouses not feeling "loved" anymore. Before filing for a divorce, try to think through if there is even the smallest hint of love left in your marriage.
    • Perhaps you are the wife, and you remember all those years of your husband bring you home flowers every Friday evening because he got out of work early and would stop by the flower mart on his way home.
    • Husband, perhaps you remember when your wife would greet you at the door with a cold glass of water, a kiss, and a warm greeting every time you came home from a long day at the office.

Serving the Residents of Mission Viejo, CA

Many of these issues can and will arise in a divorce case, and they will require some serious consideration before coming to a decision as to the best option to take. If you are facing divorce or a legal issue related to divorce then do not hesitate to contact our firm. We will be able to assist you in your divorce case by providing legal insight and informing you of the repercussions of any action that you take. It is important that you do not go through this process alone. Choose to work with The Hunter Law Group for the caring and reliable representation you deserve.

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Working With Our Professionals at Hunter Law Group
  • Giving You One-On-One Advice

    When you schedule your initial consultation with our firm, you'll be able to speak directly with one of our experienced family law attorneys and begin discussing the specifics of your case.

  • Helping You Write The Next Chapter

    We're committed to helping you move on with proactive legal solutions to help resolve a wide range of family law related concerns. To learn more, we recommend reaching out to our offices to schedule a consultation.

  • Decades of Legal Experience

    Our team of legal professionals have a strong understanding of family law and the various elements that can affect your divorce, child support, and post-divorce agreement.

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