Retain a Skilled Divorce Lawyer in Columbia, MD
Divorce is difficult – emotionally and practically. At the Law Offices of Dwight W. Clark, L.L.C., we’re committed to making the process as simple for you as possible. Retain a divorce lawyer in Columbia, MD, from our firm to represent you and protect your rights every step of the way.
To begin, we help you determine whether a divorce is the best decision you and your spouse can make, explaining the potential legal, financial, and custodial ramifications. We answer any questions you may have about contested and mutual consent divorce in Maryland. Likewise, our attorneys explain what you can expect to occur at each step and how long the process will take.
Furthermore, we represent you and your interests throughout the proceedings. Most divorces are settled outside the courtroom. However, in the event that your case goes to trial, we’ll build the strongest case possible for you. Learn more about our services and our experience by contacting a Columbia divorce lawyer at our offices today.
“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.