Do I Need an Attorney to Settle my Divorce?

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What you don’t know about divorce can hurt you

Most people aren’t very experienced at going through a divorce. Family law attorneys are. Put our great experience toward your great experience.

The sooner you and your spouse can reach agreement, the faster and less expensive your divorce will be. But a quick, amicable resolution that protects your interests is often difficult to achieve. This is why it is so critical to have a good attorney working for you as both an advocate and counselor.

You have to live the rest of your life with the final terms of your divorce decree. With that sort of impact you want a good attorney to look out for your interests—especially the interests you didn’t even know you had. Agreeing to unfair terms for the sake of achieving a quick resolution can really hurt over the long term. An attorney who has a good understanding of your concerns and priorities, plus great experience with divorces, can help identify likely outcomes and ensure fair terms. If your divorce goes to trial, your attorney will advise you whether you can expect a better or worse result than what is being offered through negotiations. This gives you the peace of mind that you entered into a fair settlement.

Nowhere is the more critical than in terms of child custody and parenting time schedules. Most people never have to consider all the variables important in creating a parenting schedule until they face a divorce. For that reason alone, having an experienced attorney at your side will help you avoid common pitfalls in devising parenting time schedules.

At Johnson/Turner, we believe it is critical that we become well-versed in both the facts of your case and also your concerns and objectives so that we can work with you to help you develop reasonable expectations and a plan to obtain your goals.