Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) December 16, 2013
Admit it: Many of us make and then break the same New Year’s resolution year after year: lose weight, save money, be more appreciative of friends and family. But as the attorneys at family law firm Sodoma Law have seen, for many, the New Year is also a time when unhappy spouses not only resolve to divorce—they hustle to act on their decision.
“Especially for families with children, emotions can come to a head, yet be suppressed for the sake of family harmony during the holidays,” said Nicole Sodoma, founder and attorney, Sodoma Law. “Once the New Year’s celebrations end, our firm sees a significant uptick in parents ready to move forward with separation.”
But even the most resolute of these divorcing spouses face a challenging and emotional minefield in the months that follow. Ms. Sodoma and her team of compassionate, tenacious family law attorneys have shared their top tips to help educate and empower anyone approaching this milestone:
1. Set your Objectives
2. Put Finances in Order
3. Remember: Put Kids First
4. Choose an Attorney
And as you plan, assume nothing! For example, if you’re a husband, don’t assume you won’t be eligible for spousal support. Social mores are changing; today, more than ever before, fathers stay at home while more mothers are the primary income for the household. This shift in the “economic balance” naturally leads to a shift in the proportion of husbands seeking support.
“Deciding to divorce is never easy, but having a plan in place ensures you’ve done the best you can to prepare your family and yourself for this new phase of life,” notes Ms. Sodoma. “The right attorney for you is the one who helps you to understand your goals – where compromise is possible, and where a strong advocate is needed – and who creates a plan to get you there.”
About Sodoma Law, P.C.
Sodoma Law, P.C. is located just minutes from the courthouse in Charlotte, North Carolina in the historic Walter Brem House, with a second location in South Charlotte at Ballantyne. Our areas of practice include Family Law, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Estate Planning, Business Law, and Bankruptcy. The Family Law Practice Group focuses on issues to include separation, divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, as well as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. The Assisted Reproductive Technology Practice, through A.R.T. at Sodoma Law, focuses on issues related to surrogacy and donor agreements, pre-birth orders, adoptions, and parenting plans for both traditional and non-traditional families.