While no one ever thinks their marriage will come to an end, we live in an era where over 50% of all marriages end in divorce. With that in mind you should familiarize yourself with the divorce laws in case you need to file for divorce. You cannot base your decisions on information you find online, instead you should find the best divorce lawyers Tampa FL has available.
Meeting with a Divorce Lawyer for the First Time
If you do not want your spouse to know you are speaking with a divorce lawyer, you should plan on visiting the attorney during work hours when your spouse would not become suspicious about your whereabouts. You will be happy to know that the meeting and discussion between you and the attorney are held in strict confidence, protected by law.
During the initial discussion with the attorney, they will hear about your particular situation and give you a qualified opinion on what you can expect to happen if you filed for divorce. This initial consultation is free so you do not have to worry about spending anything upfront to find out what options are available to you.
One area that is delicate to discuss is child custody, which can become highly contentious if the divorce is not an amicable one. While typically the court rules in favor of the mother when it comes to full custody, that is not always the case so be sure to let the attorney to explain the custody process in detail. Even if you do not file for divorce, you will know what options are available which will give you peace of mind knowing that if your spouse is not keeping up their end of the marriage, you have a way out.