Do I Need To Hire A Georgia Family Law Or Divorce Attorney? Why Is Hiring A Family Law Attorney Or Divorce Attorney Necessary In These Cases?
Hiring a family law or divorce attorney is necessary for several reasons.
This practice has seen several cases firsthand where a judge refused to grant a divorce because the party did not correctly file associated paperwork, could not prepare the child support worksheet properly, or did not complete a parenting plan. Many of the forms associated with these cases are complicated.
Your level of education and exposure to the law will greatly affect your ability to handle them on your own. Even highly educated individuals have difficulty often simply because the law is an area they did not study to the point where they can operate within the legal system sufficiently on their own. Add any peculiar intricacies or exceptions your individual case may have and you are lost.
We highly advise against self-representing if you have children.
There are many complexities children can bring to a case due to the many provisions the law allows for them. For example, many judges will demand a child visitation schedule be made even if both parties claim they are in agreement because they anticipate the parties may come to a point where they no longer agree in the future. Judges do not want to see children not be able to visit a parent because they did not demand a visitation schedule be made while the case was being processed.
There are a lot of complexities with cases that do not involve children as well. For example, if a man purchased a house before he married the wife he is now divorcing, but the wife contributes time or money during the marriage to help improve its value, this can be leveraged to the wife’s benefit. Many would fail to recognize this without legal counsel or representation and forfeit a valuable asset. This happens with 401(k)s very often as well.
Within the world of lawyers, going with a family or divorce lawyer is to your benefit over a general lawyer. While a family or divorce lawyer may be more expensive than a general lawyer, they offer you a more precise experience and skill set, which brings faster and more refined service. Our law firm understands the cost of a family or divorce lawyer and works to bring you the most affordable service possible, without compromising quality. For more information on Family Law in Georgia, an initial consultation is your next best step.