Few events are as traumatic as divorce. For many people, the legal process of a divorce can be emotional-and if there are custody or asset disagreements, it can be downright exhaustive. Still, the outcomes of a divorce are usually life-changing. While it is true that the breakdown of a marriage is a difficult situation to get through, it is important that you take the time to choose representation that will guide you through the process with professionalism, expertise, and understanding.
There are three main reasons why you should use a divorce attorney:
-To protect your interests.
Choosing to work with a divorce attorney can mean the difference between reaching a settlement agreement that meets your needs and desires, and a settlement agreement that is devastating. Even if you and your spouse agree to be amicable, you should understand that divorce is a process that can turn hostile and challenging at any turn. A divorce lawyer will work on your behalf to protect your familial and material interests.
After you have fully described your position and goals, your divorce attorney will work according to your desired approach. A good divorce lawyer will listen to your concerns, offer advice, and if there are grounds for divorce, submit the appropriate paperwork to move forward. He or she will work within the parameters of how you want the divorce to be managed.
-To offer advice.
Since every decision that you make with regard to your divorce, including those leading up to the initial complaint, can have a serious legal consequence, it is vital that you seek the counsel of a divorce attorney as soon as possible. Your divorce attorney will then offer important information, such as how to legally separate and what to consider if abuse is involved. Your divorce attorney’s guidance can play a major role in your future financial security and ultimate happiness.
-To represent you in disputes.
A divorce attorney is uniquely trained to handle the legalities that will arise—both in and out of court. An experienced divorce attorney is familiar with the courtroom and the challenges you may face with your particular case. He or she will offer a plan of action to bring about the most successful result. Divorce experience will help your attorney to know when it is in your best interest to settle issues outside of court, saving you time, unnecessary conflict, and expense.
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A. has represented clients in divorce cases for many years. The law firm boasts a 150 year legacy and employs a selective group of accomplished attorneys who specialize in family law and divorce.