Divorce Law in Wyoming
How to Find a Wyoming Divorce Attorney
Do you have hope that the best is yet to come even if the now really stinks? If you’re having a hard time and are considering divorce or looking to find a Wyoming divorce attorney, we wrote this article for you.
Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come.
– Lucy Larcom
In this article (which is based upon Wyoming divorce law), we’ll discuss:
- Wyoming specific divorce law requirements;
- What you need to know about divorce; and
- Whether it’s in your best interest to hire a Wyoming divorce lawyer and, if so, how to find one and how to prepare to work with him or her.
Wyoming Divorce Law Specifics
To get from here to there, you’ll need to abide by these procedures.
- If you want to file for divorce in Wyoming, you must meet the residency requirements.
- Wyoming has both “no-fault” and “fault” divorce.
- Wyoming uses the terms, “plaintiff” to refer to the spouse who files the initial divorce papers and “defendant” to describe the other spouse.
- In Wyoming, divorce papers are filed in the District County Court.
- In some cases, alimony is available.
- Child support will be based upon the Income Shares Formula.
- Wyoming is an “equitable distribution” state, which means marital assets are divided “fairly”.
What You Need to Know About Divorce
- It gets better. You won’t always feel like this.
- Always use “compromise, collaboration, communication, and cooperation” as the foundation for all decision-making, even when you feel incredible pain, sadness, and anger.
- Don’t hire a shark-like attorney. An attorney, who instigates will push you into court. Only hire a divorce attorney who is willing to work collaboratively.
- Don’t attempt to use your children or your lawyer as a sounding board or therapist; instead consult with a therapist.
Is it in Your Best Interests to Work with a Wyoming Divorce Lawyer?
If you make a mistake and give up any marital rights during divorce, you will be forever barred from asserting them.
What will even just one mistake cost you? Could be tens of thousands of dollars or more. Your home. Your retirement savings.
How to Find and Select a Wyoming Divorce Attorney
The most popular way to find a lawyer is to ask loved ones for referrals and/or enter “How to Find a Wyoming Divorce Attorney” into Google.
To make sure your attorney is qualified and a good fit for your individual situation, ask questions about:
- Working collaboratively with your spouse’s attorney;
- Avoiding court, when possible;
- Anticipated legal fees and costs and how to keep them to a minimum;
- What to expect from the process;
- How to communicate; and
- How long everything will take.
Hire an attorney with a positive attitude and who makes you feel comfortable.
How to Prepare to Work with Your Divorce Attorney
- Consider reconciliation.
- Consult with a therapist.
- Make a “wish list” of everything you would like in the divorce.
- Make a list of questions for your attorney.
- Gather family financial information.
- Know that your distress will lessen and you will feel good again.
Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…
It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.
– Vivian Greene