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4 Reasons You Need a Family Attorney for Your Divorce

Did you know that in America there tends to be one divorce granted every 36 seconds? That translates to 2,400 divorces every day, 16,800 divorces every week, and a whopping 876,000 divorces happening a year. That is not only horrible but sad. It should also prove that when going into court for a divorce, you really need to have a reputable family attorney in court with you.

A family attorney, you might be asking? How can a family attorney help? The answer to that is because many family attorneys deal in divorce cases, custody battles, and much, much more. In this blog, you can find a few of the top reasons that it can only help you to have a divorce lawyer in your corner during this most trying time of your life.

To Help with Custody Issues

If you have children, nine times out of ten, custody (now called legal decision making) is going to become an issue in a divorce. Your family attorney can help you protect your parental rights and ensure you have the right to significant parenting time with your children.  In Arizona, the law is that both parents must have significant, continuing and substantial parenting time with their children, absent some real reason not to.  This could mean equal time, even over the objection of the other parent.

They Have Experience

You need someone with experience in your corner when going into court for a divorce,custody or parenting time issues, child support issues , paternity issues, spousal maintenance issues and division of community assets and debt issues.. After all, you wouldn’t try to do surgery on yourself, would you? Then why would you go into court alone to end a marriage that you once were completely invested in? Take a lawyer with you, so that they can deal with the red tape and the in’s and outs of divorce court. You’ll be glad you did in the long run.

To Mediate

Nine times out of ten, a divorce is going to turn bitter before the paperwork is signed. A lawyer represents you in the go-between with you and your estranged spouse. When you’re in the middle of a bitter divorce things are said that can’t be taken back. Things that can affect the children caught in the middle of your feud as well. A reputable family attorney can ensure you don’t have to speak and only have to speak through the lawyers each of you have hired.

To Settle Property Disputes

Whether it’s the house, the business, the pension plans, the bank accounts, the vehicles or sometimes even the dog, there is always something to fight over during a divorce. No matter which one of you wants to keep what, a judge is not going to put up with bickering in his courtroom. Let your lawyer handle these issues long before you get to court. You’ll be glad you did.

These are just a few of the top reasons you should hire a family attorney to take care of your issues when filing for divorce, paternity etc.. A firm of family lawyers will be in your corner and help you get what you deserve at the most stressful point of your life. Contact Leather Law for a family lawyer today. The firm provides a free thirty minute initial consultation.  Just call 602-866-2111 to schedule an appointment.  Also view our website at leatherlawoffice.com

Posted on Saturday, February 1st, 2020 at 10:59 am and is filed under Articles.