DIVORCE? CUSTODY? NEED I BE CONCERNED ABOUT WHEN TO SEEK A DIVORCE? IF SO WHEN? IS IT OKAY TO HATE MY LAWYER SERIES CONTINUES

David Hammerquist

The straight answer is Yes.

Through our holidays, married persons often learn about others’ character and attitudes. Sometimes married persons merely wait until after the holidays before considering divorce/custody.

IF you are committed to learning whether you should divorce or just consider divorce; NOW, immediately after the holidays, is an appropriate time to consult your hated lawyer.  (This includes me you know.)

First, while your memory and reasoning are fresh, you want to seek your lawyer so that you can provide up-to-date and accurate information.

Second, January is a “high season” for starting divorce actions.  Judges have been on vacation.  Lawyers have taken time off and so now the rush is on.

Third, because of the time off and because January is high season, you may have competition for your lawyer’s time.  You truly will want to beat the rush.

Fourth, it takes months to fully work, prepare and then present a contested divorce; especially when minor children are involved.  It can be helpful for you to take action and make decisions before Spring Break.  You may be surprised how many cases can run for five to six months.  Summer is not a good time to not have resolved your divorce/custody.  Again, as judges and lawyers take time off in the summer, sometimes little can be accomplished when you want.

IF you believe that divorce/custody is in your future, the first two weeks of January can be the best times to CONSULT YOUR LAWYER.