Divorce is an involved process with many steps. If you are ready to start
your divorce, you need to talk with an attorney immediately. This should
be your first step in the divorce process. A lawyer can learn about your
unique case and then help you to begin your legal path to dissolution
At The Law Offices of W. Douglas McKeague, we have over 33 years of trial
experience. We understand the value of a lawyer and know what it takes
to advocate for you in the family courts. After you have an attorney on
your side, you can discuss details. You will want to determine whether
you plan to file an amicable divorce or a contested divorce.
What is an amicable divorce?
- Amicable divorces involve both adults
- Both spouses must agree on the terms of the divorce
- The spouses fill out the divorce petition together
- When complete, spouses submit the divorce petition to the courts
The petition will outline all terms of the divorce including:
- Property division
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support
What is a contested divorce?
Some spouses are not able to get along and work through a divorce petition
together. Instead, they need to battle out the terms of their divorce
in the courts. Contested divorces involve arguing over the terms of the
divorce and allowing a judge to decide all of these orders. After the
orders are decided, they will be finalized and enforced by the court.
Allow an Orange County Divorce Lawyer to Guide You Through the Process
After you have chosen which divorce method will work for you, our team
of attorneys at the Law Offices of W. Douglas McKeague can help you through
your case. There is a lot of paperwork involved in the divorce, and we
know how to make sure you file that paperwork accurately. We have an understanding
and vision for divorce cases and have limited our practice exclusively
to gamily law in order to best help you in your case. Contact us today
to get an attorney that provides a high-caliber presence in any courtroom!