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Although you have approximately one year to your trial date from the filing/service of the Summons and Petition, it is not as long as you think. There is much preparation before and during the divorce process that you need to address. Not everyone uses professional help. Some obtain their divorce without even the help of an attorney. Obviously this is very risky. Generally, the more professional help you have the more prepared you are. Below is a visual provided by the financial advisor Kathleen Miller (email@example.com, Telephone: 425/451-1519). The visual outlines the distinct stages of divorce with suggestions as to what you should be doing at each stage. The following are some of the professionals commonly used to help people get through their divorce:
Note: Look below at Kathleen's Implementation column. You should have planned all of the elements listed there before your final divorce. If you go to trial you may not get what you were prepared to receive so further planning may be necessary post-dissolution.
Integrated Divorce Process: A Team Approach to Divorce Settlement.