When you and your spouse get a divorce, especially if issues in that divorce are contested, you will need to turn to a number of other players in order to demonstrate to the court why things should be resolved in your favor. Here are some key players during a divorce that you should expect:
Division of Property and Assets
When dividing property and assets, financial professionals will likely be called upon. Two of the most common types include:
- Business valuation expert. A business valuation expert is responsible for valuing a business in order to determine its worth in a divorce case. This includes things such as projected profits in the future and future value of the business.
- Forensic accountant. A forensic accountant can be useful for assisting you in finding hidden assets during divorce. If your spouse is not disclosing the full value of their assets, a forensic accountant can help.
Child Custody and Parenting Time
Child custody and parenting time are two of the most sensitive issues in a divorce. If you are seeking custody or parenting time with your child, the following parties may be asked to testify on your behalf:
- Loved ones and family members. Loved ones and family members can speak to the child’s happiness and security at home, as well as your relationship with the child.
- Teachers, counselors, and child psychologists. Teachers and counselors can also offer their professional opinions on how the child is coping with divorce, and how much involvement each parent appears to have in the child’s life. A child psychologist may also be called upon to provide information about the child’s mental health and their professional opinion of the child’s environment and relationship with parents.
The Divorce Process
There are also a number of people that you will interact with throughout the divorce process. These include:
- Judge. The judge in your divorce case is one of the most important players, and will have the final say when it comes to how your divorce is resolved. It is important to always put your best face forward when interacting with the judge over your case.
- Mediator. In many situations, couples who cannot come to an agreement about issues in their divorce will meet with a professional mediators, whose job is to direct conversation and promote healthy dialogue.
- Attorney. Working with a divorce attorney is highly recommended, even if your divorce is not contested. An attorney will make sure that your best interests are protected, and can advocate for you in the event of a dispute. An attorney will also represent you in divorce court.
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