Most people enter the divorce process thinking their case has to be handled a certain way and that the lawyer will dictate the process. Lawyers will tell you the way they want to proceed or how it normally goes, but the truth is that your case does not have to be handled in one particular way.
Before you even talk with an attorney about an impending divorce, you should have a good understanding of the options that are available to you. Any lawyer you talk with before you’re really prepared is going to steer you toward what they are good at, and not necessarily what is best for your type of divorce.
You might think that you can just type in a Google search for a divorce attorney, and any firm or attorney that pops up will be able to represent you just fine in your divorce case. While this may be well-intentioned, it can often result in disastrous consequences for you divorce, because all divorce attorneys in Omaha do not have the same skills.
If you and your spouse are in general agreement about getting a divorce and dividing up assets and debts, and if you have a general understanding about how your case should be resolved, then you may be able to file an uncontested divorce.
If you had to re-create the wheel and set up a system for divorcing parties–dividing up their property and debts, and developing a time-sharing arrangement for their children–would your first thought be to send the parties to a person neither party has ever met and authorize that person to make all of the decisions on how to divide their things and split time with their children?