Finding and hiring an attorney is the only smart option when you decide to divorce your spouse. In a marriage, two people share assets, money, and family—and these things become important in the divorce process. An attorney can make sure you are represented fairly and get your divorce in a timely manner.
You Need a Divorce Attorney
Although some divorces may seem simple on the surface, consulting with and hiring an attorney is an important step in ensuring that your divorce is fair and that you have an experienced voice advocating for you. Additionally, having an attorney on your side is absolutely necessary if:
- You or your children are in danger. In these situations—where physical, emotional, or substance abuse affects a family—an attorney can help you get to safety and stay safe during divorce proceedings.
- Your spouse has hired an attorney. If your spouse feels enough reason exists to hire legal counsel, you should not try to face the legal aspects of your divorce alone.
- Your spouse is being dishonest. It’s important the circumstances surrounding your divorce are represented accurately, and an attorney can make sure this happens.
- You have major disagreements with your spouse. Perhaps you and your spouse have already attempted to reach agreements on certain topics. If you’ve come to an impasse, hire an attorney who can take over negotiations and put your interests first.
- You feel confused by paperwork requirements. A divorce requires filing complicated paperwork correctly with the court and paying certain types of fees. Failing to meet these requirements may waste your time and money—and ultimately delay your divorce.
- You want to protect personal assets. It’s possible you’ve kept some assets totally separate from the marriage, and an attorney can help you protect them from negotiations and agreements.
Call to Speak With Our Team
If you’ve been considering a divorce, take some time to speak with an attorney who can help list your priorities, listen to your concerns, and make a plan. The legal team at Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum is prepared to review the details of your case and help you plan your next steps. Call us to discuss your situation.