News & Tips

What to Know if You Face Financial Barriers in a Divorce

Divorce happens more often than people want to think about. Financial issues are one of the major reasons people get a divorce.

Being unemployed can create a lot of barriers to the divorce process, especially when it comes to paying for the basics. Here’s what you need to know.

You May Qualify for Temporary Maintenance

You don’t have to wait for the divorce to conclude to receive an order for maintenance.. You can petition for temporary maintenance that can aid in your reasonable monthly expenses while you go through the process of divorce.

Too often, people rely upon casual agreements with their spouse. When tensions run high, these casual agreements often fall apart. Ask an attorney if you are a good candidate for maintenance.

You Can Still Get a Lawyer

Most lawyers will want an upfront payment for a deposit. However, if there’s a significant wealth disparity between you and your spouse, the court may order your spouse to contribute to your legal fees..  In some cases, a judge may order the higher-earning spouse to pay for the other spouse‚Äôs attorney. This can be done at the same time an emergency spousal support order is performed. 

A good lawyer can help you find solutions during a divorce, no matter how complicated your situation is. Make an appointment to speak with The Lowry Law Firm domestic team as soon as possible to ensure you get the help you need.

Leave a Reply