Going through a divorce, a separation, a child custody case – whatever the situation may be – you need an advocate; someone on your side who can help you navigate the ins and outs of the law, the courtroom or mediation process, and someone who knows and understands your rights and what you are entitled to.
“It takes a village.” Yes, it does, for every aspect of your life, including when you are fighting for your children, your home, and your future. The knowledge and practical experience that a qualified lawyer has cannot be obtained online. You can do Google searches and you can get “advice” from social media groups where people have been in your position, but the day you need to show up in court without legal representation, you are at an immediate disadvantage.
Going through any type of family upheaval weighs heavily on your emotional, and a sometimes, physical state. The last thing you want to do is stay up day and night trying to understand what you are entitled to, how to present yourself in the best light in front of a judge, what to say and what not to say and how you should say it in a court room or mediation. The attorney you hire has experience with these judges and more than likely many of the other attorneys they will come up against. In addition to knowing the law, your attorney will know how a judge runs their courtroom, what a mediator’s goal is, and what the best way route is to achieve the best possible result for you under the circumstances you are facing.
The process of going through a divorce (or any other family law related matter) is difficult under any circumstances. Going through it without proper representation only adds to the difficulties.
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