Why Hire a Divorce Attorney

When filing for divorce, a divorce lawyer should be hired to aid in the process of filing the paperwork and negotiating the division of the assets. There are divorce lawyers across the country that will help anyone filing for divorce but before deciding on which attorney to hire the person filing for divorce should interview the lawyers in their area and research their background and their years of experience. Other factors that should be included in the decision are how many cases the lawyer has won, how their legal fees are structured, the age of the attorney, whether or not the attorney is male or female and much more. Everyone has different preferences when hiring an attorney and the ones listed above are just a few of the factors that need to be researched and discussed before hiring a divorce lawyer. Most divorce lawyers will travel to another county within your state to represent you in your divorce case but they might charge more for the extended travel. This should also be discussed before making a decision.

Reasons to Hire an Attorney

  • A divorce attorney will help in the areas of child support, spousal support, and child custody to go along with the division of property
  • There are a variety of reasons to hire a divorce attorney and they include but are not limited to:
  • A divorce attorney can help fill out all of the necessary paperwork
  • A divorce attorney stays up to date with all of the changes of divorce law in not only their state of practice but also the entire country
  • A divorce attorney can help in the negotiations when dividing the marriage assets

Is it Required by Law to Hire a Divorce Attorney?

It is not required by law for people filing for divorce to hire a divorce attorney when filing their case with the state but it is recommended to do so anyway. Why? A divorce attorney can help to simplify the process of getting divorced and relieve some of the stress associated with a divorce case. People that represent themselves in a divorce case might be taken advantage of by their spouse's legal counsel in the negotiations process and won't be given special treatment in the courtroom because they are representing themselves. Judges expect that anyone representing themselves in a divorce case know all of the laws pertaining to divorce and the requirements for filing for divorce as well.

Aside from relieving the stress associated with filing a divorce case, hiring a divorce attorney can answer any questions that arise regarding the filing process and the division of property process as well. The divorce process does not end once the paperwork is filed and the divorce is granted by the court. It continues with negotiations regarding child support, spousal support, child custody and the division of property. Child support is payments made to the guardian of children from another party. Spousal support is payments made to one spouse from another. Child custody is decided upon by a judge but this can be resolved in mediation or arbitration settings as well. The division of property can include the house, savings, vehicles and other pieces of property.

If you need more information, consult with a Divorce Attorney, they will be able to walk you through the entire process and answer all your questions.

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