If you are contemplating a divorce or your spouse has filed a divorce petition against you, you should hire the services of an experienced divorce attorney. Here are the reasons why you should hire an experienced divorce attorney:
EXPERIENCE : A divorce attorney’s job is to assist his or her clients with the divorce. The attorney can advise you of your options and help you choose the best option by informing you the legal consequences of each option.
OBJECTIVITY : For you it may be an emotionally straining and stressful situation that can prevent you from thinking clearly. As a result you may take hasty decisions which may appear right to you but it can have a serious impact on your life for years come. The attorney can counsel you and explain to your the consequences of your intended decision and also explain your other options which are more likely to protect your interest than your intended decision.
PAPERWORK AND RED TAPE :The paperwork and red tape involved in a divorce proceeding can confuse a layman but not an experienced divorce attorney.
EXPERTS AND CONSULTANTS : Some of the complex issues related to the divorce, especially property and finance related issues may require the services of experts. Most divorce attorneys have working relations with teams of experts and consultants who can help with the complex issues of the divorce.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION : An experienced divorce attorney has seen it all. He or she can review your case and can inform you if you can resolve the issues of you divorce through less stressful alternative dispute resolution methods that can save time and money.
DEALING WITH OTHER LAWYERS : Even if you do not hire a lawyer, your spouse surely would have hired one. So you will be battling someone for whom handling divorce cases is a profession. You will not be able to match your spouse’s attorney or effectively oppose him or her.
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS : Your divorce attorney’s goal will be to protect your interests at all stages of the divorce proceeding. If you are entering into a settlement agreement, your attorney will help you negotiate the best possible deal for you.
TRIAL EXPERIENCE : Trial procedure can be complex and confusing. Your attorney will represent you zealously and strive for the best possible outcome.