Family Law

Jefferson City Divorce Attorney

Divorce is an extremely difficult process for most people and families. Divorce and family law is one of the few areas of the law which is emotionally charged. The emotions triggered by divorce are countless but may include acceptance, anger, denial, jealously, and vindictiveness, all of which naturally complicate a divorce proceeding. For example, if a wife or husband has filed for divorce, but the other spouse wants to save the marriage (reconcile), then there is likely to be some difficulty in resolving the divorce. A divorce may involve other issues of family law including child custody, child support, spousal support, insurance, the division of certain assets and liabilities, the division of retirement accounts, selling a house or land, and any number of other factors. The divorce issues become more complicated if during the marriage there has been domestic violence, substance abuse such as alcohol abuse or drug abuse, adultery (affair or cheating), emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or financial hardships.

Scott is an Experienced Divorce Lawyer in Jefferson City, MO

Divorce does not always have to be complicated. Hiring an experienced divorce lawyer can make a significant difference not only in the outcome of your case but in helping to alleviate some of your stress and anxiety. Scott Hamblin is an experienced divorce attorney. From his law office in Jefferson City, attorney Scott Hamblin has represented hundreds of fathers, mothers, husbands and wives as their divorce attorneys. Scott’s substantial divorce and courtroom experience enable him to provide advice and options in assisting you with your divorce and issues of child custody, support and division of property. Understanding your options so that you can resolve your divorce by a compromise settlement agreement and parenting plan will help you control the outcome of your case and minimize your divorce lawyer fees. But not every divorce or custody battle can be resolved by a compromise agreement. If settlement negotiations fail, then Scott is always prepared for trial. Scott is an accomplished divorce lawyer having appeared and tried numerous divorce cases in family courts throughout Missouri. Scott is well-respected by his peers and the judges before whom he appears. From his law office in Jefferson City, attorney Scott Hamblin and his team of family and divorce lawyers represent clients throughout mid-Missouri including, but not limited to Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Phelps, and Pulaski counties.

Scott is a husband and father. He understands family and the implications that a divorce can have on a family. Scott will visit with you and advise you not only about working through your divorce, but how your divorce and parenting plan can affect you and your children in the future. Scott’s compassionate staff is available to assist you.

Divorce Settlements

People generally agree that it is easier to get married than get divorced. A divorce settlement is a process whereby spouses can reach an agreement to resolve their divorce without the anxiety, delay, and expense that often accompanies a trial. At trial evidence is presented to the judge.  The judge listens to the evidence and then makes the decision about what happens. A divorce settlement allows spouses to decide how they will resolve their divorce instead of leaving the decision up to a judge; a settlement eliminates the anxiety, risk and uncertainty of how a judge might rule at trial. A divorce settlement is also generally less expensive than a trial because time is not spent preparing for trial and avoids the time spent in the courtroom for the trial.

Working Out a Divorce Settlement

Working out a divorce settlement is an option when both spouses agree the divorce should occur and that spouses are also reasonable about what they want. All settlement agreements must comply with Missouri law and must be approved by the court. An experienced divorce lawyer will ensure that the agreement complies with the legal requirements for court approval.

When Divorce Discussions Fail

Reaching an agreement becomes more challenging when both spouses want the same thing. The emotions that accompany a divorce can also sometimes create an obstacle to working out a settlement. For example, one spouse may not want the divorce. A spouse may still file for divorce even if the other spouse does not want the divorce, but reaching a settlement is more challenging. An experienced divorce attorney is an asset when facing these types of challenges.

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Contact Scott today to schedule your appointment to obtain more information about your divorce case.

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Scott will keep you up to date on all important developments in your case. When you need to get in touch with him, he will be there to answer your call or return it promptly.

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