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The Covid-19 pandemic has taken its took its toll on many marriages, with the divorce rate climbing to unusually high rates. unusual heights. Family lawyers have been inundated with divorce queries since lockdown levels loosened their tight grip and couples had a chance to seek out legal advice and next steps.

Especially when there are children involved, there is preparation that needs to be done, and questions that will need to be answered before going ahead with divorce proceedings. These may be done beforehand or, if the situation is not amicable enough for both parties, may be discussed in the presence of a lawyer as a mediator and advisor.

Divorce Preparation Questions

In an ideal situation, couples will amicably discuss and agree on certain terms before approaching a lawyer. The types of questions that will need to be answered will include:

  • Who will have primary custody of your child/children?
  • What visitation rights will their other parent have?
  • Will you prepare a parenting plan? If so, what will it include?
  • Which parent will pay child support, how much will the payments be, and when will the payments end?
  • What other payments will each parent be responsible for? These include ad hoc payments like school uniforms, extra-curricular activities, etc.

Other questions include:

  • What are your marital assets and marital debts?
  • How will these be split so that it is fair for both parties?

Divorce Lawyers Near Me: Finding the Right Fit

Finding a divorce lawyer that is attentive to your needs and can take on the challenges that your situation will bring is important. They will also help you understand all the legal terms associated with divorce.

Your attorney can affect the outcome of your divorce, and you won’t be able to redo it. Keep your divorce as amicable, civil, and fair as possible. Protect and fight for your rights, and those of your children, with the Adams & Adams family law team who have extensive experience in dealing with all family and matrimonial matters.

Adams and Adams Divorce Lawyers

We can assist with the following matters in divorce:

  • Assistance in reaching amicable settlements through negotiation and support
  • Rule 43 applications for interim relief
  • Mediation in family law disputes
  • Divorces, divorce mediation and divorce negotiation
  • Enforcement of orders relating to family law matters
  • Parental responsibilities and rights including guardianship, care and contact
  • Children’s rights

The specialised family law team at Adams & Adams (Shani van Niekerk, Senior associate and Courtney Elson, associate) are equipped to assist with both opposed and unopposed divorces and ensure that each matter is considered on its own merits. Contact our experts for more information.”””45727″”45730″

How can we help you?

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