There is no doubt that getting divorced can be enormously upsetting. Not only can you struggle with the emotional devastation of ending a marriage, but you may also have to move, spend less time with your kids and even find a way to support yourself financially.
This can be exceptionally difficult and many people feel overwhelmed by all the changes that could be just around the corner. However, it is important to note that with support, you may be able to adapt to these changes and work through this challenging time a little more easily.
An attorney can be a critical part of your support team during a divorce. While friends and family members can help you cope emotionally, an attorney can help protect your legal rights and interests. This can be a critical piece of adjusting to life after divorce.
Financially speaking, your attorney can help you understand what you are eligible to receive and/or keep in terms of property division. He or she can also help you understand your rights and options for spousal maintenance (alimony) and child support.
Your lawyer can also guide you through the divorce process, whichever route that takes. You may not know if collaboration or mediation is right for your situation or how you can prepare for a courtroom divorce. A legal representative can explain these options so that you can have a better idea of what you can expect.
Finally, your attorney can help you avoid unnecessary conflict and fight on your behalf should your divorce take a contentious turn. You are likely already struggling with some painful, upsetting feelings which can make it difficult to see the big picture and address certain matters in an effective way. Having support in protecting your best interests, especially when you are struggling to do so, can be crucial.
Minimizing the negative impact of divorce is often a top priority for people across Florida. Our law firm understands this and can discuss your situation and legal options with you. Visit our website for information on our background and how you can contact us.