As was discussed in last week's blog post, divorce filings tend to spike in January. If you happen to be amongst the many who are considering taking the step to dissolve your marriage, then you need to make sure you are fully prepared to protect your interests. When it comes to divorce, in the legal context this means ensuring that you have persuasive arguments to ensure that you are treated fairly and favorably when it comes to property division, alimony, child custody, and child support.
This is often easier said than done, as many divorces are complicated by heated emotions. When an individual is extremely angry or sad throughout the dissolution process, his or her judgment may be clouded. By having an advocate on one's side, though, you can have someone who not only knows the law, but who can help you see the situation from a different point of view.
Whether you are hoping to settle your divorce through negotiation, or are expecting it will be litigated, an attorney may be able to help guide you through the process and protect what is rightfully yours. He or she may be able to help you determine which property is separate and which is marital, and can help provide strong legal argument when the matter is clouded. The same holds true for alimony and child custody, two issues that are often hotly contested.
The choice of attorney can be difficult in its own right. There are many firms available with many competent attorneys. For this reason, many individuals find it helpful to meet with multiple firms to find one that feels like a good fit.
Andrew Russ LLC prides itself on its client-centered approach and its past experience giving each client the attention they deserve. Our experienced legal team has aggressively approached past cases, and have been determined to reach a resolution that left our clients in a strong position to start their new lives.