If you are currently going through the process of getting a divorce, it may seem tempting to represent yourself instead of hiring a lawyer. However, getting divorced can be a complex and stressful process, and having a lawyer on your side will not only ensure that you have access to vital legal advice but also, by hiring an attorney you will have someone to lean on who can help you through the divorce proceedings. A lawyer will be there for you and will be able to help you get through this difficult time as painlessly as possible. If you or your spouse has begun the process of filing for a divorce, here are just a few of the reasons to consult an experienced divorce attorney.
Serves as a Mediator Between You and Your Spouse
When couples go through the process of getting divorced, it is not uncommon for there to be feelings of anger and resentment that can add fuel to the flames, which can lead to the divorce being messier than it needs to be. Hiring an attorney can then be beneficial as your attorney can act as a mediator between you and your spouse, which can prevent things from getting out of hand. Additionally, if you are on particularly bad terms with your spouse, you could choose to communicate primarily through your attorneys, lessening the amount of time you have to spend in painful/awkward communication with your spouse.
Objective, Expert Advice
No matter how hard you try, it is impossible for most people to stay detached and look at things objectively during the divorce process. This is where it can be helpful to have an attorney guiding you through these complex issues, as they can act as an objective third party who can help you make rational, emotionless decisions. You will also benefit from advice that is not only objective, but that comes from an attorney who has handled multiple cases similar to yours, and who will then have the expert knowledge required to make your divorce as quick and stress-free as possible.
Ensure You Get Your Fair Share
By working with a seasoned divorce attorney, you will also be more likely to get your fair share during the divorce proceedings. Were you to attempt to go through your divorce alone, your spouse may try to take advantage of you, and prevent you from getting a fair share of the assets you own together. An attorney will help you to divide things as equitably between the two of you as possible.
Familiarity With State Laws
Perhaps the most important reason to hire a divorce lawyer is that you are likely unfamiliar with the intricacies of your state’s divorce laws. Every state has different laws regulating how divorces should take place including laws governing how assets should be divided, who will have custody of the children (if applicable), and if spousal support is necessary. Your attorney will be able to take all of this into account and will make sure that your divorce follows all of the laws in your state.
Going through a divorce can be painful enough; do not make this time more difficult than it has to be by trying to go through your divorce without the help and guidance of an attorney. By hiring an attorney, you will ensure that there is someone to help you through each step of your divorce who is watching out for your best interest. Additionally, a divorce attorney will be able to handle all of the complex legal documents and will make sure that you are in compliance with your state’s divorce laws. Contact us to learn more about how hiring a divorce attorney could benefit you as you go through this difficult time.