Where am I going to live during and after the divorce?

One of the more fundamental aspects of day-to-day life that's impacted by divorce, is where you and your spouse will live, both during and after the divorce. Ideally, you can figure out where you'll live after the divorce early on in the process, and use that decision to guide you earlier on. 

Will I pay or receive alimony?

Alimony is only awarded in a divorce or legal separation. Most often, alimony awards are part of a divorce decree. Whether a person will be awarded alimony or not depends on a long list of factors, but most importantly:

  • The length of the marriage
  • How much income each person will or should be able to earn after the divorce
  • What assets each party will have after the divorce. 

How long will my divorce take?

The biggest factor - by far - for how long your divorce will take is whether the divorce is contested or uncontested.

If you and your soon-to-be ex can reach an agreement on how everything will be divided, how custody and visitation will go for any children, and the amount of any child support or alimony, an attorney can memorialize your agreement into a legally binding form within one to two weeks. 

If you can't reach an agreement, the process naturally takes much longer.