Divorce lawyers are not necessary to hire in order to legally divorce your spouse. However, many people find that these legal professionals are a necessary and helpful part of the divorce process. Below, we look at the many benefits of these professionals and why they are helpful, although not necessarily required, for a divorce.
The Benefits of Divorce Lawyers
Communicating with the Relevant Parties
Divorce lawyers often act as the main communication channel between divorcing parties and the legal system. Often, this is in the form of official correspondence from each party’s legal representative, but it can also be to those who do not have official representation. Additionally, they work with the court system to provide expected information (number of children, annual income, contested assets, etc.) that helps facilitate the divorce and ensure the proper process is followed.
Creating a Firm Basis for Desirable Outcomes
Divorce lawyers have been trained and educated in the proper legal process, and many have the necessary experience in their chosen specialization to understand what is required to achieve the best outcomes for their clients. This helps them create a foundation for success in a divorce by understanding the particulars of the situation, identifying malleable and steadfast areas, and advocating for their client’s wants and needs.
Providing Advice, Support & Guidance
Divorce lawyers also provide a massive benefit in that they give their clients a window into the proper legal process. By providing advice based on their experience and education, they help their clients understand what is possible legally and how they should approach the situation. They also draw on past examples to prevent typical issues or potentially disastrous situations.
Many divorce lawyers are also able to provide support and guidance to their clients. This can be helpful when their clients are unsure how to proceed properly and want to prevent unnecessary friction with their spouse. While they certainly are not there to act as a friend or confidant for their clients, they are often willing to help when it is within the confines of their professional relationship.
Participating in Litigation When Needed
Not all divorces will end in litigation. This is a step in the legal process that follows when a divorce cannot proceed through the typical process and is usually reserved for exceptional and difficult situations. It can drag out the divorce process and often involves substantially more of a lawyer’s time and resources, as well as those of the court system. Many of these costs are passed on to the client, making it an undesirable situation for all involved parties.
However, if there is no other solution possible, divorce lawyers will provide legal representation to their clients. This can be beneficial for those who want to achieve the best outcomes and also for those who don’t have the time to attend the courts during the litigation process. However, the benefits also extend to the relationships formed and the ability of your lawyer to sway a jury or judge to your side.