Any good lawyer will tell you that all cases are unique. This is not a cliché, it’s true, especially for family law. Family law cases like divorce deal with some tough emotional situations full of gray areas along with clear-cut legal statutes and definitions. The best divorce attorneys, like those at our firm, are able to balance between these two things. A question that comes up often is “Why should I go with you?” or “Why should I get a divorce lawyer?” Representing yourself during a divorce is almost always something we advise against. For good reason too.
Most people, due to television, social media, or personal experience, have a view that going through a divorce is always a high-energy, heated, and fierce back-and-forth. Sometimes this is the case but more often than expected a divorce can proceed amicably. Many people that believe their divorce can be an amicable one ask the very question about representing themselves during their case. Even in these amicable resolutions, an attorney should help you. Why? Because even an amicable divorce can turn messy.
Family Law, like all other areas of law, is full of paperwork, legal terminology, definitions, procedures, and all sorts of rabbit holes that only those with certain experience can navigate properly. On top of this, you have the fact that even the most amicable parting of ways can turn into extremely emotional situations full of hurt and betrayal.
Going at it alone is also not recommended because of the fact that on the other side (that’s the side of your soon-to-be ex-spouse) is likely to be represented by an experienced divorce attorney. Don’t let your divorce turn into a drawn-out, complicated, and emotionally charged battle. We can help smooth out everything and help you move forward well prepared.
Give us a call today at 337-940-9224 for a free consultation.