Most New Yorkers need and value the help of an experienced lawyer during the divorce process. Here are the reasons you should consider hiring an attorney to help with your divorce:
- Your attorney helps ensure you receive a settlement that is fair and complete.
Starting your life over after a divorce is no simple task. With the expert advice of your own divorce attorney on your side, you can ensure that all assets, debts, and issues are on the table. You can also ensure that you receive everything to which you are entitled, including shares of often-overlooked assets like frequent-flyer miles or retirement payments. When you “go it alone,” you risk missing a key asset that might change your life or your child’s in the long run.
- Your attorney’s assistance helps you reduce stress.
Divorce is one of the most stressful periods a person can face. After gathering information from you and asking questions, however, your lawyer can take care of a substantial portion of the work, like scheduling mediation, offering you advice in tough situations, and preparing for trial if needed. Your communication with your attorney is confidential, which means you can express your concerns and preferred outcomes frankly.
- Your attorney can help you avoid unnecessary delays and confusion.
No divorce is completed overnight. An attorney that knows the local courts well, however, can ensure that paperwork is filed correctly the first time and that the process moves steadily toward completion while still focusing on the best possible outcome for you and your children.