Every marriage is not meant to last forever. No matter what the reasoning behind the divorce, it is important to have legal representation for each side. I almost lost everything because my former spouse said that he was taking care of things and that he would be fair about how the assets were divided. It took several weeks for me to find out what he was up to. It was then that I hired my own attorney and got what I deserved. You should never attempt to go through a divorce without a lawyer working on your side. On my site, I have listed several of the issues that can get overlooked if you are inexperienced with divorce documents and proceedings.
People often make the mistake of believing that simply because their spouse is not contesting their divorce that they do not need to hire a divorce lawyer. However, the fact is that there are still many benefits to seeking legal representation even if your divorce is uncontested. Below you can learn more about some of these benefits.
A Divorce Lawyer Can Offer Mediation Services
Perhaps the most beneficial aspect of hiring a divorce lawyer when filing an uncontested divorce petition is the mediation services that these lawyers can provide. After all, the fact that both you and your spouse wish to get divorced probably means that you don't do the best job at communicating with one another without emotions running high. This can lead to a series of issues when trying to reach a divorce settlement that allows for the fair distribution of your assets and your marital debts.
Having a divorce attorney that can act as a middleman between you and your spouse can make dealing with these negotiations much easier and less stressful. These mediation services can even help to save you money by reducing the number of times that you must appear in front of a judge.
A Divorce Lawyer May Be Able To Appear In Court On Your Behalf
If you and your spouse no longer live in the same city, you may find that you are required to travel to wherever they are located in order to finalize your divorce even if you both agree to the divorce. In these long-distance situations, a divorce lawyer will often be able to appear in court on your behalf so that you do not need to physically travel to the courthouse. However, it is important to note that even if the judge allows your attorney to physically appear on your behalf, you may still be required to attend the court date either via phone or video conference.
A Divorce Lawyer Can Assist With Child Custody & Support
While you and your spouse may agree upon the need to end your marriage, you may find that you disagree when it comes to issues of child custody and support. Since most courts will deal with these issues as part of the divorce settlement rather than addressing them separately, this can cause a problem even in uncontested divorce proceedings. Thankfully, a law, such as Gomez May LLP, will be equipped to help you deal with this aspect of your divorce as well.