Divorce: Legal Basics

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm


Perhaps no other legal issues are as difficult as divorce and custody disputes, which entail disappointment, sadness, anger, anxiety and fear of an unknown future. These emotions can be softened by understanding the divorce and custody process and your rights and obligations. We’ll cover how to start an action for divorce, strategies to keep yourself and your children financially safe and protected, ways to resolve financial disputes, custody/visitation issues, dividing marital assets, alimony, co-parenting versus joint custody, and prenuptial agreements. We’ll also go over same-sex marriage/divorce and rights when parents are married versus unmarried—and when guardians ad litem may be needed. You’ll learn how to strategically decide your timing, what to anticipate throughout the process, and how life might look after the court grants the divorce.

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