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Working out a divorce in court can be tough

When filing for divorce, it is certainly reasonable to want to resolve everything out of court. Going to court can be draining in a number of ways, but sometimes it is necessary. For couples in Maryland, working out a divorce in court can be tough, but with the help of counsel, it is possible to achieve fair and balanced settlements.

One of the hardest parts about going to court for a divorce is simply not knowing what to expect. Divorce cases typically start off with discovery periods. This a set amount of time each side is given to provide all pertinent information relating to the divorce -- such as facts about assets. Each side is given the opportunity to question the data provided and pursue further investigation if necessary. Taking this time is important because if anything is missing or is inaccurate, it could affect one's settlement.

Along with the discovery hearings, there will be other hearings regarding spousal and/or child support, custody matters and property division. Every hearing can seem to get more intense. This is especially true in cases that seem to be dragging on, but remaining calm through it all -- which is easier said than done -- will only help one's case.

There is no doubt that divorce cases can be tough, particularly if going to court is necessary. It may not be ideal, but in some cases, it is the only way to get the best possible settlement. Divorcing couples in Maryland can turn to legal counsel to assist them through this difficult and trying process, so that their cases can be resolved as swiftly and smoothly as possible.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Are You Prepared for Your Day in (Divorce) Court?", Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq., Feb. 29, 2016

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