Unless an individual has been through a divorce, there can be surprises resulting from the process. For starters, many individuals aren’t familiar with the typical divorce timeline, which is governed by court procedures. Understanding that timeline can help an individual feel more comfortable.
After the petition filing, an individual seeking a divorce should be prepared to address any temporary issues that require a plan before the divorce is finalized. Those issues may include temporary child custody and visitation, support, or even restraining orders to protect against domestic violence.