First, if this is your first time going through a family law matter, you may be unfamiliar with the process. An attorney can draft all necessary documents for you and ensure that you are meeting the court required deadlines. Missing these deadlines could be detrimental to your case.
An attorney will also negotiate with your spouse and/or their attorney in an attempt to settle your matter out of court. Trying to negotiate yourself may be difficult due your emotional ties. Your attorney will discuss all settlement terms with you to ensure you understand and agree with the terms.
Additionally, an experienced attorney will ensure that all necessary areas are covered in your divorce. For example, when children are involved, you have to consider issues other than just visitation. You will need to agree on a holiday schedule, vacation time, tax exemptions, transportation for visitation, etc. The more issues resolved in the divorce, the easier your co-parenting will be.
Contact the attorneys at Claery & Hammond, LLP today to discuss your matter. We offer a free 30 minute consultation and look forward to speaking with you!