Divorce involves some or all aspects of family law, depending on the property owned by the parties, their income, resources, and needs, and whether or not the parties have minor children. These aspects can include division of property and spousal support, parental rights and responsibilities, residential responsibilities, parenting time, and child support. Property division and spousal support vary among cases in regard to the percentages, amounts, and duration granted for each. In North Dakota, the Court looks to the Ruff-Fischer Guidelines to help determine these issues.
Each divorce and the length of time necessary to complete the divorce process can vary. This can depend in part upon the amount of property, whether distribution and/or valuation any or all of that property is disputed, whether spousal support is requested, whether minor children are involved and the residential responsibility and parenting time arrangement requested, and whether calculation of child support is disputed.
Parties can choose to settle a divorce without appearing in court in front of a Judge. This is often accomplished through mediation (either private or court ordered) with a qualified neutral third-party mediator, or through direct negotiations between the parties' respective attorneys.
Attorney Lesley Foss can help guide, advise, and assist clients through this sometimes challenging process and explain the applicability of the law and procedure to each client’s unique individual situation and set of circumstances. An experienced divorce attorney is an essential guide to this process, a skilled negotiator, and a strong advocate—able to work for a client’s interests.
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