Q: hello my name is norma i am looking to get a divorce and was wondering what steps i need to take to start that process
A: I recommend you consult with an attorney to discuss the most appropriate strategy. Generally, a divorce starts with the service of a Summons on your spouse, but there are important considerations that you should discuss with an attorney. These considerations vary depending on whether there are domestic violence issues, considerations regarding children, immediate support needs, etc.
A: Most attorneys will provide a free initial consultation. Find a divorce lawyer in your area and contact him or her to set up a consultation.
A: Your first step should be to locate a local lawyer. Handling a divorce is complicated. If this will be uncontested, meaning you and your spouse are in agreement, then an agreement would be drafted and signed by the parties. If it is contested then court appearances may be necessary.
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