If you were served with divorce documents by a spouse you may not know where to turn or what to do at first. Discussing it with a close friend or family member can help you cope with the situation. The next step is to hire a divorce attorney who can fight for your rights and protect your interests.
Once your attorney thoroughly reviews your situation, he or she can take steps to protect you and your children from despair or physical harm, and make sure you receive what is rightfully yours including income, housing, healthcare, custody of children, and other necessary and important interests.
There are two basic forms of divorce. In an uncontested divorce, each spouse agrees on settlement issues such as personal possessions, bank accounts, custody and visitation of children, and financial support. In a contested divorce, a judge will hear from both sides and form a fair settlement.