Divorce Planning


Experienced Divorce Attorneys in Howard and Montgomery County Help You Plan for the Future

Supporting clients Columbia, Fulton, Bethesda and Rockville, and beyond

Divorce Planning

Divorces do not happen overnight. For most, the process is a slow accumulation of barely tolerable moves until the reality becomes unavoidable, or a metaphorical straw breaks the camel’s back. There is plenty of culture and media suggesting that once the writing on the wall becomes clear, only then should action be taken. However, divorce planning takes another, more measured, perspective. With the help of an experienced divorce-planning attorney, you can predetermine how much conflict, stress and uncertainty you wish to avoid during the divorce process.

The best way to handle a potentially unpleasant situation such as a divorce is through meticulous attention to detail and planning in advance. At McCabe Russell, PA, our Howard and Montgomery County divorce attorneys are prepared to help. With offices in Fulton, Columbia, Bethesda and Rockville, we are nearby when you need our support and guidance.

Why choose divorce planning?

For any couple, the process of disentangling the structure of a marriage is overwhelming. Doing footwork prior to actually filing for divorce not only sets the stage for unraveling the physical links, but also helps lessen an emotional burden by letting the parties slowly ease into an idea of how each spouse’s life will look after the divorce: in terms of finances, location, property ownership, child custody and so on.

Another benefit of divorce planning is that it brings in an impartial, professional eye to provide guidance and support. Having a broader perspective or having navigated similar situations previously, a conscientious divorce-planning attorney can have unique insights about the process. The most emotionally challenging aspects to separating two lives that have been joined for many years often revolve around a lack of ability to imagine anything different as satisfying. A Howard and Montgomery County divorce lawyer can provide the moral support, having seen others go through this difficult process and not only survive but thrive in the future.

What questions to consider when planning for a divorce.

Whether you are contemplating divorce or have already started the process, you will invariably have numerous questions weighing on you, such as:

  • Who will live in the house?
  • Where will the children live?
  • How do we divide our things?
  • How do we establish a custody calendar?
  • Do we need a holiday calendar?
  • What if we get along well?
  • What if my spouse agrees to everything except money issues?
  • Will I receive or have to pay child support?
  • Will I receive or have to pay alimony?
  • What bills do I have to pay?
  • What if my spouse is not willing to co-parent?
  • What if I am served with papers at home?
  • Why is my co-parent is threatening to take the children from me?
  • What are the advantages (and disadvantages) of litigation or collaborative divorce?
  • Why do we have to go to court?

Having an attorney on hand, specifically prepared to assist you in discovering the answers to these questions for your individual situation, is invaluable during the pre-divorce period of stress and uncertainty. Being prepared for any possible outcome allows for greater mental and emotional security and stability and confidence during the divorce process itself.

Types of Cases We Handle

Our attorneys handle a variety of divorce cases, including:

Montgomery and Howard County lawyers helping you plan your divorce

Divorces can often be complicated, and it is important to be as prepared as possible. That is why you need an experienced Howard and Montgomery County divorce attorney like the ones at McCabe Russell, PA. From our offices in Fulton, Columbia, Bethesda and Rockville, we help families of all shapes and sizes develop productive divorce plans. If you need professional and trustworthy divorce and family law counsel, we are ready. Please call 443-812-1435 or fill out this contact form to reserve a consultation time at one of our offices.

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