When should I see an attorney?
Hiring a Divorce Attorney and the decisions and agreements you make during your divorce will have a lasting impact on your life. Your divorce can affect finances, property ownership, future income, and taxes—and, if you are a parent, the lives of your children. As a result, we recommend that you meet with one of our attorneys for a consultation as soon as possible in the divorce process. Talking to an attorney in the early stages helps you learn more about your legal rights and can make sure you don’t accidentally agree to give up those rights.
This is true even if you believe that you and your spouse will be able to agree on the terms of the divorce. Further, we often find that clients aren’t aware of the broad range of property that can be divided in a divorce, and without proper legal advice from a divorce attorney, they would have left money “sitting on the table.”
Process of Choosing the right Divorce Attorney
Should you seek to hire a divorce attorney to represent you fully during your divorce or handle settlement arrangements and represent you in court, this initial consultation serves as an excellent interview. It will help you decide whether the attorney is a good fit for you.
Know your rights!
If you are considering handling your divorce on your own, we still recommend having at least one consultation with our attorneys to ensure you know your legal rights. In addition, depending on the issues you are facing, you may want some additional help. Our attorneys can assist you on a limited basis, providing advice and document review as needed, while you represent yourself in negotiations and in court. However, if your divorce is not complex, or if funds are tight, this can be a good way to protect yourself while saving money.
It is important to note, one consultation can save you money and time. Please call us. Our attorneys will be fully on your side and make sure you know your rights and your options!
The seasoned family law and divorce lawyers at the McGrath Law Firm, founded by attorney Peter McGrath, will walk you through every step of the challenging divorce process to address your concerns and achieve your goals as efficiently as possible. From spousal support, child support, fault, and equitable division of property and debt to valuations, prenuptial agreements, annulments, and restraining orders, Juli Hincks and the experienced attorneys at McGrath Law Firm have a successful track record in all aspects of divorce law. Call us to schedule your consultation at (603) 224-7111.