When Do I Need The Help Of a Divorce Lawyer?

When you and your spouse have made the decision to move forward with getting a divorce, you may be wondering if this is a process you can do on your own or if you will need the help of a divorce lawyer. There are a few important things you will want to establish early on in the divorce process to ensure you are off to a good start and that you will be successful. For example, determining if you want the help of a divorce lawyer is key. You will also need to understand if state law requires you to separate from your spouse for a certain period of time before you can get a divorce. Finally, you should speak with your spouse about whether you would like to go through divorce mediation. Although not always necessary, this can be a good way of solving disputes that have already come up or that may come up in the future. 

How do you know it is the right time for a divorce lawyer? 

There are a few things that may tip you off into knowing that it is the right time to hire a divorce lawyer. 

  • Your spouse has already hired a lawyer. If your spouse has already hired a divorce lawyer and you have not, you may find yourself at a disadvantage. You may think that you and your spouse are willing to end your marriage amicably (and this may be true), but especially in situations where one spouse has a lawyer and the other does not, it almost always ends up in an unfair fight. 
  • You have children together. If you and your spouse have a family, it may be best to get the help of a lawyer, like a divorce lawyer, from a law firm like Robinson & Hadeed Family Law so that you know you are doing what is in the best interest of your children. Further, when you have children together, you may find that going through the mediation process helps you both to stay on the same page so that you can work to co-parent in the future. 
  • You have property and debts. When you get married, you quickly find out that the saying “what’s mine is yours” is true. Your spouse may share their assets and property with you but they can also share their debt with you. It is best to have a lawyer by your side because they can help you determine what is shared, marital property and what property may not need to be divided up during a divorce. 

Do you need help going through your divorce? 

Going through a divorce can be difficult. It can be emotionally draining and it can be hard to do when you feel that you do not have someone in your court. With a lawyer on your side, you can feel more comfortable knowing that you will have the law behind you and that someone will be there to defend you when needed. Call a local law firm today for help through your divorce.