“Do-it-yourself divorces” have become a big thing in recent years — but that’s seldom a wise approach. Even if you have few assets and don’t have any children, it’s always wisest to protect your interests with a little legal assistance.
There are times, however, when you need to get to an attorney’s office a lot faster than others. If a divorce is looming in your future, read this before you make any further decisions.
Situations that benefit from immediate legal counsel
When your relationship with your spouse is amicable and you’re parting on good terms, you may be able to take your time getting some guidance. In the following situation, however, you shouldn’t delay:
- Your spouse has already engaged an attorney.
- Domestic violence or abuse is an issue.
- You and your spouse disagree on most or all divorce matters.
- Your marital property contains high-value assets.
- You have assets that you don’t believe are marital property.
- Your spouse has a mental disorder.
- You feel that you will need spousal support after the divorce.
- Your spouse (or you) owes a lot of debt.
- You have one or more kids with special needs.
- You have concerns about getting the right child custody arrangement.
- You’re concerned about parental kidnapping.
- Your spouse is angry and vindictive about the divorce.
These situations are typically harder to resolve when compared with divorces that have few complications. As such, the more you work to protect your interests, the better outcome you are likely to achieve. Many people also find that dedicated advocacy helps reduce the stress and anxiety usually associated with getting divorced. Please continue reviewing our website to learn more about our services and your divorce options.