Georgetown, TX Contested Divorce Attorney
Regardless of who initiated it, the decision to divorce is rarely a sudden one. Perhaps when you look in the mirror each morning, you say to yourself, “I need to get out of this marriage. It is no longer working, and it is beyond repair. I need to start a new life.” Or maybe your spouse has made that decision for the both of you. One thing is certain—we all want to stay in love forever. However, this is not always the reality. In fact, nearly 50 percent of all marriages in the United States will end in divorce. Nobody wants to be part of this statistic; nevertheless, when all hope for reconciliation is gone, sometimes divorce is the only avenue for recapturing the life you deserve.
We have a team of professionals, including lawyers, paralegals, and clerks. You owe it to yourself and your family to be fully prepared. Your steps, moving forward, include finding a lawyer, developing a budget, filing and serving divorce papers, determining costs, taking deposition testimony, seeking custody of children, and dividing assets. It is our life’s work and goal to make a difference in your journey and the challenging journeys of families facing difficult times.
Why Should I Hire a Divorce Attorney?
If you can afford a lawyer, then you should schedule an initial consultation right away. Rather than just calling a family friend who happens to be a lawyer or finding someone online, you must contact an attorney who specializes in divorce and/or family law. The Constitution of the United States grants the states the power to regulate issues relating to the family. Therefore, as you can imagine, there are nuances between each state’s divorce laws that only a trained family law attorney can properly recognize. Remember, your lawyer is there to protect your interests throughout what may be a long and complicated ordeal, and that can only occur if they understand the intricacies of divorce law in your state.
Perhaps you are parting with your spouse as good friends, and you think that you can handle the division of your property and other matters on your own. There is a common phrase among family law attorneys: “In our profession, we see the best people at their worst.” Although you were once a union of two people, you are becoming two individuals. Sadly, even the closest friends will disagree on the division of money, property, goods, and, most importantly, issues relating to their children. Your spouse will undoubtedly be securing a lawyer’s services, so you should as well, even if you feel like it is an amicable divorce. And no, one lawyer cannot represent both of you. That’s an ethical conflict for the lawyer. You need a lawyer who is 100 percent on your side with no divided loyalties.
Be aware, however, that getting a divorce in America today is not like appearing in a courtroom on reality television. It will not be neatly wrapped up in a 30-minute time slot. In fact, the process can last months and even years, with lengthy negotiations over the division of property and intense depositions. Finding a lawyer you can trust and depend on will help you navigate the most expeditious course through these swirling waters.
To put it simply, you really need a lawyer. A good divorce lawyer will give you honest advice, based on your best interests.
Call me today (512) 686-6562.