Divorce is a complex process. There are automatic rules that go into effect the moment you or your spouse files for divorce. More rules apply after the other party is served. There are rules about what documents you are obligated to provide to your spouse during the divorce process and rules about what documents you have to provide the court. Timelines apply. It gets tricky. Then trickier.

You get the point. The last thing you want to do is wind up on the wrong side of the rules. And while you’re navigating the technical aspects, you’re starting to forget that a divorce judgment can have a lifelong impact.

Full stop.

Your focus in a divorce should be on the big issues:

  • Property division
  • Child support
  • Custody (i.e., legal decisionmaking authority)
  • Parenting time
  • Spousal support

Those are the issues that are going to impact you down the road. Don’t take your eye off of those issues because you’re stressed out about rules. That’s why we’re here. An experienced divorce attorney can guide you through the legal process so that you can keep your focus where it matters most.

At Carty Law, we represent individuals and families throughout Salem and the mid-Willamette Valley with a wide array of family law concerns. We provide a high level of personal attention to each of our clients, and fully explain the processes and pitfalls involved with each of your legal options.

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