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Divorce -Why Hire an Attorney

Posted by on April 17, 2013 at 2:05 PM

DIVORCE - Why Hire an Attorney

If you are considering legal assistance in regards to your marriage and family situation you might want some answers before taking the next step. A divorce lawyer specializes in issues pertaining to dissolution of marriages whether through annulment, legal separation, or divorce. They also specialize in other issues involving marriage and family such as adoptions and wills while practicing as family law practitioners. Regardless of your reasons in seeking legal assistance, retaining a divorce lawyer is a wise choice to make in dealing with your marital and family situation.

Depending on the circumstances of your marital situation, a divorce lawyer is qualified to offer legal assistance that will make going through the divorce process less stressful. Retaining a divorce lawyer for the purpose of dissolving your marriage will give you the assurance that your legal rights will be protected. In seeking a divorce lawyer's counsel, you will avoid a lot of unnecessary headaches in making rash decisions on your own, especially when there are a lot of issues that need to be settled.

Having a divorce lawyer represent you is also a good support system in dealing with the stress of going through a difficult time. A divorce lawyer will be able to handle any child custody issues, settlement of child support/alimony, division of assets, and pre-nuptial agreements, as well as being more objective than you or your close support people could be.

In some situations where both parties mutually agree to dissolve their marriage the couple can retain a divorce lawyer together for legal assistance. However in the majority of cases where the divorce is contentious usually only one of the parties will consult a divorce lawyer to file for divorce. In this case, your divorce lawyer will have to draw up the petition for divorce as requested by the person seeking the dissolution of the marriage. This person will sign the petition which is then served to the other party. Most of the time, when the divorce is contentious your divorce lawyer will be able to represent you in court.

Getting the best divorce lawyer in your area is critical to making sure you get everything you are entitled to during the divorce proceedings. Don't be afraid to ask questions and let the attorney know what you fear most about the divorce or facing you’re soon to be ex-spouse. If you have problems, that is what your divorce attorney is there to take care of. You no longer will need to speak with your ex or be worried about making the right decisions. A compassionate attorney will help you get through your divorce and on to the next chapter of your life. It is wise to be cautious of attorneys that offer "to good to be true" pricing on the divorce. Often times the old saying you get what you pay for is true in these situations. Divorces that are advertised at very low amounts often times have many hidden fees that add up to thousands of dollars before the process is completed.

At the Neal Law Firm we work closely with our clients to make the divorce or separation process as painless as possible. We offer not only legal support, but offer other support systems that will help you move forward into your new life. Give us a call today to set up your initial consultation!  205-625-6900

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Reply financialdivorceplan
3:15 PM on May 15, 2013 
I agree to your suggestion, Thank you so much for sharing this useful and very informative post.
Reply Shane
11:21 AM on October 28, 2014 
I have just gone thru a long ugly divorce and Mr. Neal represented me. He did an awesome job. Definitely went the extra mile and had great ideas and tactics.
Reply Taylor Bishop
11:52 AM on October 4, 2017 
Thanks for going over some of the reasons why it could be good to hire an attorney. It's good to know that you should be afraid to ask them any questions you may have. I can definitely see the benefits of this, especially if they can help you learn and understand more about the process and even your case. It could be good to make sure that you can contact them in a way that ensures that you can get answers in a timely manner.
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Reply Eli Mcmullen
2:48 PM on January 29, 2020 
I like that you mentioned the importance of voicing your biggest concerns when speaking with your attorney. Ever since my wife and I decided to get a divorce, I have been worried that she will receive full custody of our children when she moves out of state next month. Maybe I should speak to a lawyer so that I can better identify my options.