Courtney and Mills
On September 13, 2006, despite the fact that it was Friday the 13th, Courtney & Mills, LLC opened its doors for business. Our firm consists of two attorneys—Ann Mills and Chad Courtney, along with three support staff. In the 10+ years since that day, we have chosen to remain a small firm so that we can form a personal relationship with you. This allows us to have a better understanding of your needs.
From us, you can expect an atmosphere where you will be educated about the law as it applies to your case. We provide options so you understand the paths your case may take. We also provide resolutions you can live with, while knowing sometimes the only resolution is to allow a judge to decide the issues.
If you have not been through a divorce, then you may not be fully aware of everything that could happen in a typical case. In a divorce, the court has to decide how debt and property accumulated during the marriage is divided between the splitting spouses. If the couple have any children, then a parenting plan is devised. A parenting plan details who receives custody of the children. It also determines the visitation time each parent gets to spend with their children.
There is a best and worst case scenario in a divorce. The best case is for the spouses to agree to the divorce terms and avoid a trial. This is called an agreed divorce, and it is concluded 30 days after the divorce petition is delivered to the non-filing spouse.The worst case is when the couple cannot come to terms themselves, and a judge has to preside over a trial to decide what the terms will be. This is known as a contested divorce. An agreed divorce can be finished mere weeks after filing, whereas a contested divorce can take months or years to begin. Then when the trial actually starts, it can last for a hefty portion of time before anything gets decided.
We hope this clears up any questions you have about what goes down in a divorce. If you have any further questions, or want to discuss your own situation, then please feel free to reach out today!
This article is designed for general information only. The information presented should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.
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