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Do I Need an Attorney to Handle My Divorce?

Do I Need an Attorney to Handle My Divorce?

Divorce can be one of the most complicated and time consuming processes that you go through. Between ending the relationship to dividing property and developing a child custody agreement, there are so many issues to handle, which can cause your emotions to turn upside down during this process. While some couples are able to manage their feelings for one another and get through the divorce process and remain friends, most people are unable to come to such a happy conclusion. Regardless of whether you and your spouse are amicable or seeking to fight through every issue, retaining the services of a divorce attorney may be in your best interests.

Reasons Why a Divorce Attorney Can Help

When you and your spouse are able to work out many of the important issues in the divorce, it may seem counterintuitive to hire a lawyer. Without the help of a third party, you will remain in control of all the major decision and negotiate a plan that works best for your family's needs. Further, children will not be exposed to the fighting of their parents, making the transition into co-parenting significantly smoother. Even you can be sure that everything you agreed upon is fair, you may not be able to determine if it is legally enforceable. Furthermore, never running into even a peaceful disagreement with your former spouse is very rare.

You should hire a divorce attorney when:

  • Your spouse may be hiding important financial assets
  • Either person has hurt feelings and cannot be completely fair
  • Your spouse has hired an attorney of their own
  • You have complicated financial issues to work out
  • There is a history of abuse

Divorce lawyers are usually the best option when parties have emotions that they must deal with throughout the process. They have a wealth of resources and experts at their disposal that can be used to make sure both spouses gets what they deserve from the divorce.

If you choose to hire a lawyer for your divorce, you need to be sure to choose the best one for your case. You want an attorney that will help you reach your own personal end goals for the marriage and will work to make sure your needs are met throughout the process.

The Newark law firm of Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin & Plaza, Attorneys at Law can be the compassionate legal advocate you need during this difficult time. Call to speak with a member of our legal team and discover how we will devote our energy and resources to making sure your needs are met.


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