Going through a divorce can be a very difficult and stressful process, especially if your soon to be ex-spouse is making things more difficult by not cooperating. In the middle of a divorce you might be under a lot of stress and at your wits end, which is understandable. You also might feel like you are able to go through the divorce on your own without anyone’s help. However, it is probably beneficial for you to hire an attorney. Below we go over some reasons why hiring an attorney to help with your divorce might be your best choice.
Tapping into the Experience that a Divorce Attorney Has
The primary reason to hire an attorney is because of the knowledge and experience they have in dealing with a wide rage of cases, including divorce cases similar to yours. The understanding a divorce lawyer has of the law and the procedures can make a major difference in your case and its outcome. It is very likely that without the legal advice of an experienced lawyer you might miss and misrepresent a few facts that can prove extensively damaging to your case. An experienced lawyer can make sure that all your divorce papers and pleadings are presented in a proper manner that abides with the specific law of the state and ensures that your case is not delayed or worse yet, dismissed.
Utilizing a Different and Objective View
It is common in most cases that one needs the assistance of an outside party to provide an objective and impartial view of the case and the situation. Most of the time due to the emotional stress you might ignore and miss out on an important fact that is beneficial for your case resulting in a big loss. During the divorce it is important to make rational decisions, it might be a bit difficult to do that since emotions may be running high. An experienced divorce attorney will be able to help you make the best choices for you and your case from a rational point of view.
Less Hassle and More Time for Your and Your Children
Divorce is definitely a stressful ordeal to go through, by hiring a divorce attorney is one of the best ways to reduce that stress. Once you have met the attorney and given them the information they need most of the work that follows will be done by them. this includes the time consuming exacting tasks of filling out the necessary forms, going to the courthouse and filing required pleadings, serving your spouse, and worrying about deadlines. All of this should take a load off you which frees you up to take care of the children or find a way to gather support from loved ones.
Clear Divorce Agreement Respecting Your Wishes
It is quite common for people to contact us to help with problems in their divorce agreements made by themselves or their spouse’s attorney. Having your own experienced divorce attorney working on your behalf can help you create a clear and binding agreement to settle your case that meets and anticipates your need and requirements. Sometimes, the court may not understand what it is you are trying to say on some points of the divorce, which could result in a Final Judgment and Decree that states something other than what you wanted it to say. An attorney can easily make sure that the divorce decree has no errors, no ambiguous and unclear language, or no sections that are impossible to enforce. A divorce attorney can ensure that the legal documents presented to the court properly reflect what it is that you want.
Clear Process with Mistakes Avoided
By hiring a divorce attorney you are helping yourself avoid common mistakes made in the divorce process by pro se litigants. In some instances when a person is attempting to do their own divorce they make mistakes due to the stress of the divorce and due to the fact that the legal system is more complicated than they anticipated. It is easy to make mistakes for an inexperienced individual settling their own divorce. By having your own attorney to help you avoid making mistakes you are actually making the divorce process smoother and faster because by many of the mistakes made in a divorce case will significantly delay a case, cause multiple rescheduled court hearings and/or cause a divorce case to be dismissed.
If you are facing divorce and would like to speak with an experienced attorney, call us at 770-609-1247 to discuss your case with one of our caring divorce lawyers.