What does a Divorce Lawyer can do for you?
He/she can help you beforehand.
A Divorce lawyer can serve you much better if you involve him/her early in the process. If your decision is taken, even if it is on agreeable terms with your spouse, he can help you proceed efficiently and guide you to make sure you covered everything.
If you anticipate difficulties with your spouse, you will better to consult early before it gets out of hand and you find yourself having to attend court for resolution of conflicts.
An experienced divorce lawyer will guide you through the maze of procedures, help you get advice for financial issues, child custody rights, alimony, child support, best practices, property rights, and so much more.
He will tell you what are your rights but also where are the reasonable expectations and your obligations. You may be very emotional on some issues and tempted to fight for the wrong reasons. He will educate you on the rights of your spouse and remove the emotional from the issue by having you understand what are the rules, the law.
He will help you figure out what you can and can’t do.
If your situation is minimally complex, he will save you a lot of time, avoid mistakes.
HOW TO FIND A divorce lawyer
Ideally, ask people you trust that actually used a divorce lawyer. Since there is almost 50% of marriage that ends in a divorce there is probably around you a doctor, a family member or friend that knows a successful divorce lawyer. It usually is better to get referrals when choosing a lawyer for such an important issue. But do not rely only on such sources. It is not because your brother went through the process with a specific lawyer and it worked that it will for you too. Do your homework.
You can search for a Divorce Lawyer near you to start with. Also read ¨How to hire a divorce lawyer¨ for suggestions on how to select one.
Example of search: ¨Divorce Lawyer near Atlanta¨