The complexity of a divorce case is determined by several factors, including assets, the cooperation of each spouse, and children. If you’re considering a divorce or beginning the divorce process, don’t make the mistake of assuming your case will be simple enough to handle without legal representation. Here are four reasons why you should consider a divorce lawyer early in the process.
You May End Up Selling Yourself Short
Most people aren’t fully aware of their rights in the event of a divorce. Often, a spouse settles on an early draft of a divorce agreement not realizing they’re entitled to more. A lawyer will advocate for your best interests, advise you regarding your rights, and assist with negotiations as needed.
The Divorce Process Might Take Longer
One of the benefits of hiring an experienced professional to handle your divorce case is expediency. As family law experts, we’re well-versed in the process and more efficient than an individual who is also managing other daily responsibilities. We’re proactive and able to anticipate and resolve issues that could delay the final divorce decree.
Reduce Emotional Stress
During a divorce, you and your family will likely be facing a difficult time. Adjusting to a new way of life can be a challenge for both parents and children. When you hire a lawyer, you’re essentially hiring someone to act as a liaison, mediator and facilitator. When you hand this burden off to a legal professional, you’re left with more energy for yourself and your family.
Unforeseen Future Issues
The last thing anyone wants after moving on from a divorce is to discover that there’s unfinished business that needs to be addressed. Whether it’s regarding child care arrangements, alimony or divided assets, having an unforeseen issue arise post-divorce is bothersome, to say the least. As your legal advocate, your divorce lawyer will ensure that all paperwork is in order to help prevent unpleasant surprises down the road.
Our goal is to reduce the negative impact of a divorce on both you and your family. Contact us to learn more about how we can facilitate your case.