Going through a divorce is difficult for everyone involved, especially if you have children. Fortunately, there are many tips you can learn to help you get through the divorce to make things a little easier for you. Below are two of these tips so you can get started on rebuilding your life.
Hire a Divorce Lawyer
You may think you can go through your divorce on your own to save money. This is not true, however, and you need to hire a divorce lawyer to help you.
Hiring a divorce lawyer benefits you in many ways. For example, there is a lot of paperwork involved in a divorce and things can get confusing. Not only does the paperwork have to be filled out correctly but must be filed with the court. There may be deadlines you have to meet that you are not aware of. The last thing you want to have happen is to sign a document that gives away your rights to something that is important to you, such as land, a house, etc.
The divorce lawyer can work with your spouse's attorney to help both of you get through the divorce without having to go to court. This can save you a lot of money, as well as stress.
Show Other Alternatives Than Going to Court
If your divorce case seems like it is headed to court, your lawyer can offer you other options instead. One option is to hire a mediator, which is a third party that is trained to work with divorce cases. Both you and your spouse will be present at the mediation.
There may be things you and your spouse do not agree on. In a case like this, the mediator can help both of you come to an agreement. Your lawyer may want to attend the mediation, but it is not required that they do so.
Another alternative you have is a collaborative divorce. A collaborative lawyer has the same knowledge of a divorce lawyer but instead agrees to resolve your case without it going to court. You will work with a team of lawyers instead of just one to increase your chances of having a successful divorce. There may also be mental health professionals available, as well as an accountant or other financial consultant.
Your spouse will also hire a collaborative lawyer with this type of divorce. The lawyers and other professionals on each side will confer with each other often to help with conflicts as they come up.
Talk with a divorce lawyer in your area about this information.