Why It’s Important To Hire An Attorney In Uncontested Divorces
On the face of it, a couple that agrees to enter into an uncontested divorce may think that they don’t need the guidance of an attorney. But the truth is that even in the best-case scenario, both parties still need the advice of a lawyer to ensure that all their rights are protected.
A well-meaning spouse may give up something he or she thinks is a small issue, only to find out later that what they gave up is not equitable.
Other reasons to hire an experienced divorce attorney include:
- Handling Unexpected Events – If something unforeseen happens, such as the other person changing his or her mind about an issue that was already resolved, a lawyer can help set things right again.
- Understanding Your Legal Rights – If you are unsure about your rights during the settlement process, your lawyer can understand the implications of any decision you make.
- Complying With Legal Procedures – The courts require couples in an uncontested divorce to follow certain procedures and to complete specific documents. A lawyer can ensure that the final agreement meets all the requirements for acceptance by a judge.
In theory, uncontested divorces are easier to process than contested divorces, but that doesn’t mean that complications and conflicts will not arise. And even the most ironclad promises can fall apart when emotion gets in the way, especially when children are involved.
The best way we’ve found for our clients in uncontested divorces to feel confident and secure is to make sure that we are with them every step of the way. Whether we provide counsel during a mediation session, or we are at the negotiating table during settlement talks, our job is to keep the process on track, protect our clients’ interests, and achieve a speedy and satisfying solution.
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