Divorce can be expensive and time-consuming. Fearing the cost and hassle of having to deal with court appointments and worried about feeling like they’re living their lives at the mercy of the courts, many people have turned to do-it-yourself divorce kits.
There are some important things you should consider when deciding whether or not to consult a lawyer in a divorce:
- Stress reduction: So much of the stress of divorce comes from having to take care of complex legal paperwork. An attorney handles this for you. Although you’ll have to provide the relevant information and documentation, it’s your lawyer’s job to make sense of it. This will save you time, energy and frustration.
- Understanding complicated situations: While some divorces are relatively simple, adding children, valuable property or intricate financial matters into the mix can make things much more complicated. Sound legal advice can prevent you from agreeing to something disadvantageous as a result of a lack of understanding.
- Preventing mistakes and delays: Due to the complexity of the legal system, any mistakes, such as improperly completed paperwork or missed deadlines, can turn out to be both time-consuming and costly. Worse yet, mistakes inevitably lead to delays. An experienced attorney helps you avoid making these types of errors and finalizes your divorce more quickly.
- Knowledge and experience: A good attorney has a vast working knowledge of the legal system and the divorce process overall. Legal professionals can use their years of experience and training during the course of your divorce proceedings.
Considering all of the other things you have to worry about — including your children, home, work responsibilities and future — it can be a major burden lifted off your shoulders to work with a skilled divorce lawyer. To get started, speak with an experienced family law attorney at the Law Offices of K. Dean Kantaras in the Tampa area.