(The dish of the day) This year there have been significant changes in the law regarding divorce, child support and custody. Today, Nicaea and Surae are chatting with Jason Fuller, a local lawyer, to clarify some of the changes.
It seems a lot of clients have been divorced for some time and want to make changes. It is important to understand the law and to know what you can and cannot do according to the timing. Anyone who’s been divorced knows that it can be a very emotional process. There are a lot of things to be settled between the parties. Your lawyer should look for what is in the best interests of your most important property: your children.
In May 2021, several new laws were passed and one of them was for parental equality. Jason wants parents to know that if they were originally divorced and they feel it’s not fair, they may consider having it adjusted. This could be very encouraging news for those who are on the verge of a divorce or for those who are feeling stuck and disappointed in the process.
You might be wondering why you should hire a lawyer or should you hire one. The truth is, you may not need a lawyer or have one that would justify hiring a lawyer. If you choose to represent yourself, this could result in additional costs, including: more time spent in court, additional fees or additional expenses. You could also make the mistake of losing custody of the children, additional support payments or, unfortunately, losing your file entirely.
If you choose to hire a lawyer, it can help you avoid these mistakes and get you on the right track for your case. Your lawyer can tell you in advance if what you want or the approach you are trying to take is something you can achieve. Having a lawyer in your back pocket can give you access to avenues you never knew existed.
If you or a loved one is going through a divorce or would like more details on the new custody laws, call Jason Fuller. (801) 254-9450 or you can visit his website.
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