Should You Hire a Divorce Attorney?
Today’s economic crisis continues to create a challenging environment for everyone, but those that are facing divorce, the challenges are particularly taxing.
As couples look for stability and calm, divorce is a very turbulent time. There’s a need for detailed planning and it deals with leveraging of talent. I read an interesting email from Frank Kern, where he describes how he went out and bought a video camera, and microphones and lighting to create the perfect video to promote his products online, only to discover he didn’t have the know-how and ingrained talent to succeed. Divorce is the same way – sure you can get to the finish line, but it might be a sloppy finish. Hiring the right divorce attorney will make sure all the details are taken care of.
Utilizing the skills and talents of a Divorce Attorney is proving to be a cost effective divorce solution to meet the needs of a couple looking to divorce. Let’s face it, divorce is a time of highly agitated emotions and it can be very difficult to discern the important from the insignificant. You may not be in the right state of mind to be making these very important detail-oriented choices. You may think nothing of changing your status on Facebook to “single” but that alone may have a very big impact on your intentions to a judge. Small and, what you may think, is insignificant could be hugely important to your divorce attorney and may become an integral part of the divorce attorney’s strategic planning.
The decision to hire a divorce attorney may seem difficult to understand until all the benefits that come with having a “specialist” on your team are completely appreciated.
What Are The Strategic Benefits Of Hiring A Divorce Attorney?
Before we look at the benefits of hiring an attorney, we want to make sure that your attorney is reputable!! You will need to check around with others, and although this can be an embarrassing time, it’s important to bring it out into the open and get input from others.
Reputable Divorce Attorneys ensure you are provided with the talent and expertise to…
1. Recognize what is important to your case, and what to ignore.
Identify when/if you need additional experts, i.e. private investigators or forensic auditors or accountants, and how to find those experts.
Facilitate, if the parties agree, mediators and the mediation process.
Believe it or not, people that are going through divorce, sometimes become a little unbalanced and irrational. Hmmm, imagine that! A good divorce attorney will help you to maintain emotional balance. And if your spouse thinks that it’s okay to key your car or set your clothes on fire in the driveway, your attorney will make sure that the scales will balance those acts out. AND your divorce attorney will help you see the futile nature in a meant spirited act like that. Although it’s hard to believe right now, you’ll be proud of yourself in the long run if you DON’T succumb to those urges.
Your attorney will identify exactly what needs to be done and the timing of the legal requirements of a divorce.
Your attorney will motivate you by bringing fresh thinking to your future.
Experienced divorce attorneys know exactly what their roles are and what they need to do to bring this divorce to a swift and successful conclusion. Try to remember that attorneys get paid when there is turmoil between the couple, when things are quiet and calm, lawyers don’t make money. That being said, there is no shortage of “divorce” business, so your attorney want to bring the divorce to a close and move one to another case. Swift and successful may not make you 100% happy with the decision, but at least it will be over and you will be able to move on. There is always give and take in these situations.
There are legal details about divorce, that, if not taken care of properly can come back to haunt you years later. I recently attended the courthouse to pick up a certified copy of my own Divorce Decree and there was a couple in there wanting a Marriage Certificate, but because his divorce, eight years ago wasn’t filed correctly, they were having all kinds of trouble!!
Hiring an attorney is a big step and it can be a scary “no turning back” step, but if you’re sure that divorce is in your future then go ahead and take the decisive action to hire the right divorce attorney. After it’s all said and done, this divorce will be another learning experience. Match the direction you have to take with the expertise only a qualified attorney can provide.
Check my other blog entries to find the LIST OF QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL DIVORCE ATTORNEYS.