For those “diy” folks interested in handling things themselves,
getting divorced without an attorney might seem like an appealing option.
However, there are several reasons why you should never get a divorce
without the help of a lawyer.
Before you chose to forgo the help of a divorce attorney, make sure you
know why this decision could harm your case and discover how hiring an
attorney could help you in the long run.
Attention to Detail
The divorce process requires many complex steps, and before you can officially
end your marriage, you have to face the entire process from start to finish.
If you choose not to work with an attorney, you will have to do extensive
research on how to file for divorce in your state, which documents to
acquire, how to prepare for a court date, and so on. Without a legal expert
representing your interests, you will be far more likely to make a mistake,
ultimately harming or delaying your case.
Matching Your Spouse
When your spouse has an attorney, it becomes even more essential that you
have one as well. In court, your spouse and his/her attorney will come
armed with well-prepared legal arguments, putting you at a disadvantage.
Without an experienced, knowledgeable legal adviser on your side, you
could lose important assets in the property division, pay more in alimony,
or you might even lose parenting time in a custody battle.
Additional Divorce Support
With a divorce attorney at your side, you’ll have access to invaluable
resources at your disposal. With a fully developed legal team, you will
be better prepared to handle the obstacles that will inevitably come your
way throughout the divorce process. For example, if you find yourself
dealing with hidden assets or improperly valued properties, your attorney
can help you find a suitable financial advisor to assist with the divorce
process. In other situations, similar experts can lend their knowledge
to support your case.
Whatever your situation, having an experienced divorce attorney by your
side can simplify your case, take additional concerns off your plate,
and provide you with an overall stronger legal arguement. When it comes
to divorce, don’t take a chance with the outcome of your case, always
hire the legal guidance you need.
Are you getting a divorce? Get a jump-start on your case and
contact The Law Firm of Wayne F. Crowe, Jr., P.C. to discuss your situation with our Bronx divorce attorney.