If you find yourself unfortunately embarking on divorce proceedings, your initial instinct might be to save a few dollars by taking a DIY approach. Perhaps you’ll use court-provided documents, or, perhaps even more likely, you’ll rely on information you find from a book or website.
I’ll be the first to admit that there are, in fact, some instances where the do-it-yourself approach to divorce court is acceptable. However, more often than not, you’ll want to hire a Fall River Divorce Attorney. Here are four reasons why.
SOMEONE TO GO THROUGH ALL THAT FINE PRINT
There’s a saying out there that says no one reads the fine print. We’d like to beg to differ. Reading the fine print is exactly what we, as divorce attorneys in Fall River, do. In case you didn’t know, Massachusetts State Law does not necessarily support an even split of assets.
Often times, a spouse is entitled to retirement or other income that the other spouse will receive in the future.
These types of scenarios are sensitive, complicated, and maligned with contempt. These are the exact scenarios where you’ll want to turn to your divorce attorney. Such things as child custody, support issues, income, debts, assets (and future assets) will be closely examined and handled by your attorney.
SPEAKING OF ALL THAT MESS, HOW ABOUT LESS STRESS?
There is nothing pleasant about a divorce. It is, singlehandedly, one of the most stressful moments in anyone’s life. Hiring an experienced divorce attorney can significantly reduce the stress you experience during the proceedings.
At the onset, you should expect your attorney to work closely with you to gather information about your case. But following that initial consult, you can rest easy knowing your attorney will take care of nearly everything else, giving you the time and space you need to put your own personal affairs (and family) first.
As mentioned earlier, divorce proceedings can be extremely stressful. This level of stress makes it easy for anyone to make mistakes along the way.
If you forget to address a specific debt issue, or overestimate the value of an asset, this can have disastrous results for your divorce, including having to endure future legal proceedings.
By hiring an attorney, you’re placing a guarantee that your case will be handled correctly, the first time around.
KEEP YOUR DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS IN FALL RIVER MOVING ALONG
If there are any issues with the paperwork you’ve handed into the court, then your proceedings will be delayed, and the stress of this entire process will stay with you even longer.
People who come to the court with legal counsel greatly reduce their risk of having to go back to the drawing board, if you will.
Nobody is truly excited about getting divorced. But you’d hate to make matters worse by trying to go it alone. We encourage you to contact our team today for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you delicately move past your divorce.