When you are going through a divorce, there are many things to consider and a lot of rules that govern the process. While there are states that allow you do the filing yourself, it often a good idea to hire a divorce lawyer to help with some of the more complicated steps and ensure that process is completed correctly.
Finding A Lawyer
One of the first things you need to do when you are ready to start your divorce filing is to talk with a couple of divorce lawyers in your area. You may find that there is one that seems like a better fit for you over others you have talked to, and that comfort level is essential because you will be working with the lawyer for many things.
Schedule a consultation with several different firms, take some time to discuss the case and how you plan to proceed, then see what they have to say. If the lawyer is interested, they will tell you how much they will charge for the work they do and how the process typically works.
Even if you just need some help with the filings or motions being submitted, the lawyer will still charge a fee, but the knowledge they have about the law and the divorce process is often worth more than they charge you for it.
Children And Custody
When dealing with a divorce involving child custody, it can be hard to remain objective when working out which parent gets the kids or how to share the custody fairly. Having a divorce lawyer help you with that is an excellent way to keep the custody fair and balanced.
In many cases, the court will require specific filings if there are children involved, and sometimes something as simple as a co-parenting plan can be hard to get through without a neutral third party being involved in the process. The last thing you need is to not get the filing for the custody right and have a judge completely change it so that it does not reflect the plan you and your spouse have agreed on.
Division Of Assets
When you own property together and have other assets that need to be dived, you will need to agree on how those things are handled, or the court may do it for you. Having a lawyer help you go through the things you need to divide and then file the proper paperwork can save a lot of time.
Even if you completely agree on every part of your divorce, getting it all done right is critical and hiring a lawyer that knows how to make that work is more often the best option to ensure that everything is done correctly. Reach out to a divorce lawyer to learn more.Share
31 March 2021
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