When is the Right Time to Meet with a Divorce Lawyer?
March 4, 2016 - Categories: Legal Articles
If you are struggling in your marriage and the thought of filing for divorce has been on your mind, it is time to meet with a family law attorney. Don’t make the mistake of waiting until you are ready to file the paperwork to get the advice and guidance you need. This can lead to significant losses in your divorce case. Meeting with a divorce attorney does not mean that you must file for divorce. It merely means that you are educating yourself about what is involved if you decide to move forward with a divorce action.
If you are worried about who will find out about your consultation with a divorce lawyer, it is important to understand that all of your meetings with a divorce attorney are protected by the attorney-client privilege. As a result, you can discuss all matters related to your divorce case openly and honestly with your legal counsel. Most clients report that having somebody to talk to about what they are facing reduces their stress and provides them with the peace of mind that their best interests are being protected.
Even if you believe you have a good handle on what will be involved in your divorce case, your lawyer can help you understand the laws that will apply as well as how the local family law court procedures work. Your attorney can assist you with the financial strategies you should implement (or avoid) in preparing for your filing. If you have minor children, your lawyer can explain your options regarding custody, support and all other matters that impact your kids.
You should also be aware that your spouse may be seeking legal counsel in preparing for divorce. Your attorney can help you monitor certain actions being made by your spouse to ensure that assets are not being hidden. Your lawyer can help ensure that you are not surprised or unprepared when your divorce action is filed. Waiting to work with a lawyer until after the divorce has been filed makes it significantly more difficult to undo the damage.
If you believe divorce may be in your future, let us answer your questions and help you understand your legal options. Knowing you have a strategy in place and an attorney by your side if it becomes necessary will put your mind at ease and help you make the best decisions for your future.
We pride ourselves on offering quality family law services with fees that are, on average, 40-60% lower than other firms. Our experienced divorce attorneys can also provide full representation during your divorce proceedings. Call us today at 855.583.6521.