The best divorce lawyers in the world are starting to come together to discuss what to do when your partner is leaving the country.
As the United States moves toward the holiday season, divorce attorneys across the country are gearing up to file their paperwork for divorce on Monday.
In some cases, the process can be very complex, with lawyers representing each party from different jurisdictions filing in different parts of the country, and many divorce attorneys have a wide range of experience.
Some of those lawyers have been doing divorce for years, and now they’re coming together to share the process with each other.
“The idea is that you want the best advice possible and that you should be able to share that with your partner and that’s what’s happening now,” said Lori DeFaro, who is a divorce attorney in Illinois.
“This is a very large industry and you want to share all of that knowledge so that when your partners divorce, you don’t have to go through a lot of red tape and you don’s and don’ts.”
The United States has one of the highest divorce rates in the developed world, with one in four marriages ending in divorce.
The country also has the highest number of divorces in the nation, with more than 17 million divorces occurring last year.
The divorce process, including filing papers, often involves more than just a lawyer, though.
It can take months and even years to get the paperwork together, and often times, the divorce process is handled in-person.
“In the United Kingdom, the lawyers that are involved in divorce are called the courtiers and they’re the ones that are actually in the room when the divorce takes place,” said DeFary.
“It’s an incredibly complex process and they’ve been doing it for decades and I think the courts have gotten to a point where there are quite a few cases that have been settled.”
The lawyers working with couples that are trying to get divorced in the United, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates are currently sharing their knowledge, and there are some great resources out there.
“There’s a lot that you can learn from each other and also from the other side,” said Lisa Jenson, who works in the Utah office of attorney James P. McPherson.
“If you look at the United Church of Christ, the church has been doing this for over 150 years and it’s been a very good experience for the couples and it has helped many couples to make the most of the opportunities that have come with it.”
If you or anyone you know needs a divorce lawyer in the U.S., they should contact the Legal Aid Society of Illinois.
You can also get help with your divorce by talking to a family law attorney, a legal aid lawyer or an experienced divorce lawyer.
For more information on the process, contact your state’s court.