Why Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Divorce?
Even if you and your spouse are on relatively good terms and believe you have come to a mutual agreement regarding child custody and the division of marital property as you head towards divorce, it’s still advisable to seek the assistance of a skilled family law attorney. A divorce decree is a legally binding court document, and any time you have to put your signature on such a life-altering piece of paper, it’s a good idea to have a lawyer review it first.
Simply put, divorce attorneys have a thorough understanding of this area of the law. They know your rights in your specific legal jurisdiction. And if your spouse chooses to contest the divorce, your legal counsel can help you to rise to the challenge and stand up for your best interests.
Giving you peace of mind
Divorce and family law attorneys also know exactly what details to look for in a divorce decree. You will have a better understanding of the value of all of your assets and how they should be divided. You will be much less likely to be surprised by hidden assets and other issues that commonly come up during this process.
There are also tasks you will not want to have to handle yourself that your divorce attorney can take care of for you. All of the little follow-up details that are hard to keep track of, for example, can be easier to manage with the assistance of your lawyer. All the paperwork you might not understand can fall under your attorney’s responsibilities.
Finally, if you and your ex-spouse have children, you absolutely need a family law attorney to make sure you represent the best interests of yourself and your children. It’s a tremendous mistake to agree to a child custody arrangement without first consulting a legal professional.
For further guidance, work with a knowledgeable divorce lawyer at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia right away.