Inheritance Lawyer

When a divorce is pending, spouses begin thinking about dividing their property and assets, including bank accounts, real estate, and personal possessions. One matter that comes to mind is the protection of an inheritance. This is commonly a big worry when the inheritance includes a family heirloom or a significant amount of money.

An amicable divorce is a smart option for spouses who are ready to end their marriage and are willing to work together to do so. With an amicable divorce (or “friendly divorce”), each spouse still has the opportunity to protect what matters most in terms of property, financial support, and child custody rights, but both spouses commit to compromising when necessary in order to navigate the process without hostility.

couple considering divorce

Making the decision to end a marriage is never easy.  Our first recommendation to all clients is to seek professional marital counseling to discern what is best for you and your family.  That counseling may uncover that the temptation to try and work it out or to remain together for the sake of your children, your family, or your reputation in the community is not what’s best.  Unfortunately, remaining in a situation where you and your spouse have been experiencing difficulties can be even more painful than going through the process of filing for divorce.  In some cases, circumstances surrounding your decision can also put your well-being and your legal rights in jeopardy.

At Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor, we believe in helping our clients protect their families and assets. In the more than 30 years that Founding Partner Mary Montgomery has been practicing family law, she has realized many couples considering divorce have not thought through the process. When we at SM&P meet someone who wants a divorce, we want to make sure they are ready for the complex divorce process as well as its aftermath. Are they positive divorce is the solution for them?