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Clayton Divorce


How Does Divorce Work?

If you have been served with divorce paperwork, e.g., a divorce summons and pleadings, you may be feeling stress and anxious about facing the divorce process and the issues that will arise. One common reaction is for people to have a “get it over with” mentality. Rushing the process or burying your head in the sand could be potentially detrimental to your case's outcome. During this crucial time, you will need to keep a clear head and think rationally to best prepare for your future.


What Is Decided In A Divorce?

One issue to resolve in a divorce is property division. The length of your marriage, the existence of a prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement, and your assets' value are all factors that will be considered. It is important to have the guidance of an experienced family law attorney from Ahearn Kershman, LLC on your side to help you through this difficult process. Additionally, an attorney from our firm will be able to counsel you as to the best course of action for your future.

Child custody can also be a difficult process. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the divorce, you may be unable to agree on custody and parenting time for your children. If this is the case, you will need an experienced advocate working on your behalf as you navigate the legal process to arrive at a resolution in the best interest of your children. Child custody matters should not be treated lightly as they will impact your children for the rest of their lives. You need to have counsel who can help you see the long-lasting and bigger picture when negotiating custody and parenting time.

Ahearn Kershman, LLC is a skilled and experienced divorce law firm that serves Clayton and the surrounding areas. Our firm was founded on the principles of client service and excellence in handling family law cases. Our firm has received awards for our skill and advocacy, and we have many satisfied clients. Whether you have been served with divorce paperwork or you are considering separation, then Ahearn Kershman, LLC can help you.

Asset Protection During The Divorce Process

High net-worth divorce cases often involve scores of moveable assets, real estate, inheritances, business assets, investments, retirement accounts, and foreign assets. Divorce can be difficult, and when the parties have substantial assets, the stakes are higher. While most divorces settle without court intervention, divorces involving large estates, professional licenses, and sizeable assets are more inclined to encounter legal conflicts, especially in the absence of a premarital agreement.

When Negotiations Fail

It is ideal for a couple to reach a fair settlement agreement with their respective attorneys' assistance. Generally, the court will accept the agreement that is reached by the parties unless it is clear that the agreement is not equitable. If the parties cannot work together to settle their property disputes, the court will divide the property based on several factors to render an equitable result.

Contact A Clayton Divorce Attorney

We understand that divorce is often a painful process, and emotions can run high when they're motivated by feelings of anger, bitterness, betrayal, and sadness. We will help be the voice of reason as you proceed through this process.

Our goal is to be your legal advocate, protect your rights, and help you reach an amicable yet satisfactory divorce settlement. If litigation cannot be avoided, we stand ready to prepare you fully and provide the necessary expertise to effectuate the best possible results in your divorce case. Contact us for more information or schedule a consultation at (314) 373-7135 or [email protected].

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