If you and your spouse have come to the unfortunate decision to file for divorce, I don't have to tell you how much is at stake. The most important thing you can do is find a family law attorney to have on your side through this difficult and stressful process. The following are some reasons why you would want to get a professional on your team:
Knowledge & Understanding to the many options in the Divorce Process: If you take some time and hire an experienced family law attorney, they will have had much experience handling divorce cases such as yours and will be able to tell you inside and out the options you have or actions you can take in your divorce. These are areas such as division of your property and assets, child support and child custody, as well as mediation.
Taking over the reigns - Put out the Fire: A huge advantage to hiring a family law attorney is turning the reigns over to them regardless of your situation. Turning all of the painful details and irritation of your divorce to your lawyer can be a great thing. For one, it allows you to not carry your emotions or any built up anger into negotiation. Your family law attorney can help put out the fire between you and your spouse. Usually more negotiation will get done once two lawyers are involved in the process because they are both objective.
Strength in Negotiation: Your family law attorney will have experience in negotiating with other lawyers which you probably do not have. If you try and represent yourself in your divorce, it is likely the lawyer your spouse hired will try to push you around. Having a family law attorney on your team will stop this from happening. Their experience with negotiating with other lawyers from their previous cases will give you an upper hand in your case.
Filing Paperwork - Crossing your T's and Dotting your I's: The amount of paperwork that is needed to complete a divorce can be crazy! Your family law attorney and their staff will handle all of this for you and of course, make sure you have all of the correct papers signed.