Top Five Ways a Divorce Lawyer Can Help You
When divorcing, you hire a divorce attorney to do the things you are unable to do. The first and most important duty an attorney has is to help you navigate the often complex family law court system. Hiring a divorce attorney provides you with the best opportunity to successfully proceed with your case, giving you a much better chance for a positive outcome.
Detailed below are the top five ways a divorce attorney can help you:
1. Anticipation of Legal Issues
Divorce attorneys think about and investigate any potential complications that may arise during a divorce trial. We will be looking for any unexpected legal issues that may become a challenge. Every case is different, so during your initial appointments, we will go over some of the things that you should anticipate and ensure that you are well prepared for what’s ahead.
2. Negotiate with the Other Divorce Attorney
One of the scariest prospects for many people is the idea of dealing with their former spouse’s attorney. If your ex has retained a divorce attorney, you are going to want your own to ensure you’re on even footing. With our help, it won’t be necessary for you to interact with the opposing legal counsel directly.
Also, hiring your own attorney means that you will have help preparing for your depositions and any conversations where the other attorney will be present. In addition, part of our job is to negotiate and deal with your former spouse’s legal team, thereby providing you with an emotional shield and proxy.
3. Locating Hard-to-Find Assets
In many divorce cases, separating the former couple’s assets can be an extremely complicated task. A divorce attorney can help find assets that your former spouse may wish to conceal. Some people will hide assets to make it appear as though they are nearly penniless, but our investigators can often find assets that have been hidden or disguised. We will use the tools of discovery to legally require a report of all income and assets.
4. Child Custody and Visitation Rights
If you have kids, one of the most frightening aspects of divorce is the question of how your relationship with them will be affected. Retaining access to your children is of paramount importance, and a divorce attorney can make certain that you’re able to receive the best custody or visitation arrangement possible for your case.
5. Child Support and Alimony
If you are seeking child support or alimony, it is important to understand how the process works and what you may receive. If you are likely to be the one paying child support, you need an attorney on your side. We will ascertain all of the facts, account for you and your spouse’s incomes, the amount of time the children are with each of you, and then make a proposal that is in keeping with the laws and regulations.
Get Help from an Experienced Divorce Lawyer
Making the decision to hire a divorce lawyer can be one of the most important decisions you ever make. While the topics mentioned above are likely to be some of the most pressing that you will encounter, there are many more aspects to a divorce that must be accounted for in order to achieve a successful outcome.
For more information and to get your questions answered, schedule a free consultation with the Law Office of Laurence J. Brock. Please call 909-466-7661 to speak with us immediately or complete the form below to have someone from our office contact you at your convenience.