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DIVORCE & CUSTODY----WHAT TO EXPECT

Courts have basically two considerations: to protect children, and to arrive at equitable settlements based upon the contributions of each party.

Don't assume that your outcome will be the same as a friend with a similar situation. The state provides some guidelines, but your result depends to a great extent on the skill of your lawyer, and upon which judge hears your case.

If you come to an informed settlement, that is the best course of action. However, sometimes a spouse is unaware of savings, investments, debts or other issues that can cause them to make poor settlements. This is where the help of a good lawyer can make all the difference.

Here is a brief outline of the steps involved in a typical case: