Deciding to part ways with a spouse is one of the most difficult life decisions anyone can face. Actually, finalizing a divorce is even harder. From alimony to child custody agreements to division of property, divorcing spouses have a lot of decisions while still trying to come to terms with their relationship coming to an end.

At the Law Offices of Dwight W. Clark, L.L.C., we provide compassionate and individualized attention to our clients facing divorce. If you and your spouse are considering divorce or legal separation, contact our Maryland law firm at 410-505-8680 or 888-523-6081 to learn more about your options from an experienced lawyer.

"My philosophy is simple: I am sworn to zealously represent my clients. This does not mean that I start wars or run up bills. For me it means to do the best job that I can to solve my clients' problems." — Attorney Dwight Clark

Three Expenses To Think About When You Are Considering Divorce

When you are thinking about the possibility of ending your marriage, there are three expenses you must consider:

  • Money: How much will it cost me to get a divorce? Will I lose valuable assets? How expensive is a custody battle in court? What about after divorce — how much will I have to pay in alimony or child support?
  • Time: How much time will the process take? What if my spouse contests the divorce? How much time will I get to spend with my children? How often will I have to communicate with my ex?
  • Emotions: How will this move affect me personally? How will it affect my children? What will it be like to live alone and only see my children on weekends?

At the Law Offices of Dwight W. Clark, L.L.C., our job is to reduce these three expenses to the minimum amount possible. Even in our work representing high net worth clients who have a great amount of property at stake, we will work efficiently to preserve what is yours.

Finding An Outcome That Works For You

If you and your spouse can reach an agreement as to your property and other assets, as well as to child custody and how to jointly make important decisions about health, education and religion, you may wish to consider entering into a Voluntary Separation and Property Settlement Agreement.

If after a year, you and your spouse decide you still wish to divorce, your separation agreement can serve as an exhibit to the courts. Because you have already laid the groundwork, you can obtain an uncontested divorce at a great savings to all parties involved.

Sometimes A Contested Divorce Is Necessary

Of course, you can file for a contested divorce on the grounds of abandonment, adultery, criminal behavior, abuse, etc., but this can be expensive … for all three areas mentioned above.

We are happy to discuss this possibility as well as other matters, including alimony (spousal support), division of marital property and stepparent adoption.

Contact Dwight W. Clark To Discuss Your Options

Contact the Law Offices of Dwight W. Clark, L.L.C., located in Columbia to speak with a member of our friendly staff about your options when you are considering divorce. Call 888-523-6081.