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4 Reasons Why Hiring a Divorce Lawyer Makes Absolute Sense

by Alexander Bartholomew Knower of things

Divorce lawyers are an invaluable asset when going through a divorce. They can offer guidance on how to navigate the process while upholding all your legal rights. Mistakes during a divorce can be easily made when emotions run high; this can be particularly costly when drafting legal documents.

1. Experience

Divorce can be one of the most emotionally taxing, financially risky, and logistically complex experiences you will ever go through. Hiring an understanding and experienced attorney will give you peace of mind knowing your case is in safe hands.

Top divorce lawyers will evaluate any agreements you have reached between yourself and your soon-to-be former spouse regarding asset and liability division, child custody and alimony payments to ensure it is fair for both sides. Furthermore, they can help explain its legal ramifications as well as any possible long-term repercussions for both of you.

Finding an attorney that suits your specific needs can be difficult, but not impossible. Start by seeking referrals from friends and family or searching online; once you find one make sure that you interview several potential candidates first to assess how comfortable you feel talking to them as well as if their approach aligns with your goals.

2. Expertise

Experienced divorce attorneys can provide invaluable knowledge and insight, acting as impartial mediators to keep clients calm in stressful situations and expedite the settlement of their cases efficiently.

Most attorneys employ teams of paralegals, junior attorneys, and administrative staff that assist them with their cases. You should ask any prospective lawyer who they will work with on your case to introduce everyone involved.

Divorce cases involve an abundance of paperwork that must be filed timely and accurately. Mistaken entries or neglected details could have serious repercussions later, so having an experienced professional on your side ensures all forms are filed accurately and presented in their best light - especially since a judge relies heavily on these materials when making decisions about your case. Therefore it's essential that you find one.

3. Time

Divorce can be an extremely time-consuming process. A divorce lawyer can save time by filing the paperwork on your behalf and helping keep you organized throughout.

If you have children, you know the time spent working out custody and visitation agreements can take up to a substantial portion of your divorce time. Negotiations on assets is also often involved and an experienced divorce attorney can assist in getting you the most from your case by offering advice on how best to compromise and ensuring no assets go uncovered during negotiations.

When searching for a divorce attorney, be sure to inquire about their hourly rates and retainer fees at your initial consultation to assess if they fit within your budget. Furthermore, come prepared with any pertinent financial documents such as prenups, tax returns, etc. This saves both you and the attorney time and money by not having to go back and forth seeking this information.

4. Money

Under certain limited circumstances, couples may be able to complete a divorce without legal assistance; however, most will need one as divorce proceedings are often costly and complex; especially when children, property, and alimony issues come into play. An experienced divorce attorney should always be sought.

An effective divorce lawyer will save money over time. They'll advise on what issues should be fought for and where compromise may be appropriate; as well as help prevent costly mistakes like submitting court documents that do not accurately reflect your wishes, which could result in legal action being brought against you.

Be sure to ask an attorney during an initial consultation about their hourly rates and billing practices; an attorney who handles 30 cases at once might not be as efficient than one who handles fewer clients each month.


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