When marriages break apart stress can be at an all-time high. According to the Holmes and Rahe stress scale divorce and marital separation are near the top of stressful events in one’s life. Emotions are inevitably running wild and you may not be thinking about all the variables that you should be. You may even think you can handle your own divorce, but hiring an understanding, skillful attorney when going through a divorce is your smartest option. Here are some reasons to consider hiring a family law attorney:
Impartial and Experienced expert advice
Family law is a specialized area of law. It is complicated and the small details matter. Do you know the proper documents that need to be filed during a divorce proceeding? Do you know how documents should be served? Do you know what evidence you’ll need to present in court? If you don’t draft a document property or serve a document incorrectly, those documents might be excluded from your case. An experienced family law attorney will ensure that the proper drafting, court procedures, serving documents, and court deadlines are all met. Having someone on your side working for your best interests is critical during a divorce. Your attorney can help you see things objectively during a trying time.
Peace of mind
It is no secret that divorce is a stressful situation. This stress is understandable. You may feel like you are lost with no sense of control and an overwhelming amount of uncertainty. Your whole world may have been turned upside down. You don’t know what the next weeks, months, or even year will bring. This is where an experienced family law attorney can help. The attorney can help you navigate the legal process, communicate with the other side, and present your best legal options. There is peace of mind in knowing that you have an advocate on your side who won’t let you agree to something you don’t understand.
“I am taking everything!”
“See you in court!”
“You will never see the kids again!”
In a contested divorce these types of threats are common. It can be an attempt for the other side to irritate and intimidate you. They might be trying to scare you into agreeing to a settlement that is not fair. If you are not represented by an attorney you will have to negotiate and directly communicate with the other side’s attorney or even the spouse you are divorcing. This can create toxic and unproductive results. However, if you are represented by a family law attorney, the attorney can act as an intermediary. Your attorney will serve as the direct point of contact with the other side. This will shield you from the possible hostility and negativity.
Reach out for Legal Guidance with The Epps Family Law Attorneys
You need an advocate during your divorce that works for you and works alongside you. It’s important that you understand your legal rights and get a fair settlement. We can help you through this. Contact The Epps Law Group today for a free consultation.