Divorce is extremely complicated and messy without even taking into consideration attorneys and the fees that you will have to pay. No person wants to prolong the emotional turmoil that comes with divorcing your spouse, which is exactly why many declining marriages rush to come to agreements on matters that need to be thoroughly thought about. Such matters include properties, finances, and parenting arrangements if children are involved in the situation. However, the issue with rushing the divorce is that it can have consequences on the lives of the ex-couple and any kids that they may have. That is why it is important to be smart about issues that arise in the divorce proceedings. Here is why it is important to hire a divorce and family law attorney when getting a divorce.
Neither of the two parties in a divorce are completely objective when it comes to settling the proceedings, which is exactly why a divorce attorney who specializes in family law can be beneficial to both you and your soon to be ex-spouse. In situations where emotions are running high and deep emotional turmoil concerns the matter, it is quite easy to make a rash decision and demand that such decisions are made quickly. However, making such decisions can have serious consequences on both persons, which has been previously spoken about. A party may also make a stupid threat they may not mean out of frustration with the situation and in an attempt to intimidate the other person so that they will listen to them. This may often silence the other person into submission or into listening to the original person because they may assume that they have done something wrong or that the threat may actually occur if they do not. With the help of an attorney, they can relieve a lot of the stress that is associated with the divorce by giving you peace of mind and helping you to understand both what the other person wants and the legal options that you have.
Experience and Knowledge
An attorney will have all of the experience and qualifications needed to handle a divorce successfully that you most likely do not have. They will handle the proceedings so they go along with the proper procedures of getting a divorce, which includes drafting, filing, serving documents, and meeting time restrictions. If the proper documents are not drafted, filed, or served properly or within the time frame then it can impact the divorce since the judge can decide to exclude any of the documents not handled correctly. You most likely have no clue what documents you need and how to serve them which is exactly the reason why an attorney is necessary. Taking care of any documents or procedures yourself can risk the chance that you make a mistake which can result in you being put at a disadvantage in the case. With the attorney, they will make sure that nothing like that occurs to you. Their extensive knowledge and experience provides your divorce with the efficiency that it needs to proceed smoothly.
Protection And Advocacy
The most important thing that a divorce and family law attorney can do for you is to provide you with legal protection and advocacy. There a multitude of things that go into handling a divorce properly and it is hard to remember it when the opposing party is throwing preposterous threats and claims at you. However, an attorney will be unaffected with such threats/claims and provide you with the legal knowledge that you can fall back on to so that you do not get taken advantage of. Getting a divorce does not need to be as anxiety and stress-inducing as it is often made to do if you get an attorney who can help. Your attorney will know exactly what you are entitled to and will fight for you to get what you deserve. As well, they can help you prepare for problems that may arise while in the courtroom with the judge or even the opposing party. With the correct protection and advocacy that a lawyer can provide you with, you can organize your information in a way that properly argues why you should receive the results you desire.
Closure And Support And The Importance of Both
With a divorce, both parties involved simply want the support they need to make it through the case so that they are able to gain the closure they need or want. Simplifying the process is usually a top priority for both parties. If any of the problems and/or matters were not address correctly in the divorce proceedings, future issues with the agreement, custody, and arise in the future. These sort of conflicts that occur in the future can result in an order-modification litigation that costs a lot of money for both persons involved. It is for this reason that your attorney must enact the right preventative measures so that no matters or concerns go unaddressed and handled. Future cases can be avoided if the documents are drafted and reviewed correctly and that any errors are omitted before the divorce is through. However, an attorney can also promote closure by informing their party of future scenarios that have the possibility of occurring and discussing with the client how the scenario would go about being handled. The attorney’s knowledge allows them to think in a way that their client may not have been able to think of on their own.
Overall, having an experienced divorce and family law attorney, such as Joseph M. Corey, JR., P.A., can be truly beneficial to your divorce proceedings by uncomplicating the process and ensuring that you receive whatever support you may need. Not only do they provide you with objective advice, protection, and advocacy, but their ability to work efficiently ensures that no mistakes are made so that you do not hurt your own case. Contact Joseph M. Corey, JR., P.A. today to receive a free consultation on the services you need today!