Going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult experiences you ever face. Divorces are often filled with high levels of stress, anxiety, tension and conflict. The complex court process can also make it overwhelming if you try to face it alone. That is why it is important to hire an attorney if you are thinking of filing for divorce. In fact, hiring an attorney even before the divorce process has started could provide you with some significant advantages, including:
1. You will be prepared for the court process and any issues that may arise during your case
Hiring an experienced divorce attorney before you file for divorce will allow you to be well informed of what the court process will be like, so you can be prepared for what you might be facing.
Additionally, your attorney will discuss with you the facts and circumstances of your case to determine what possible issues may arise in your case. This will then allow you and your attorney to come up with a game plan on how these issues can be successfully addressed.
2. Preparing the necessary documents for your divorce
The divorce process requires each party to file many forms with the court, and to provide relevant documents accumulated during your marriage. This includes documentation regarding property and assets, bank accounts, insurance policies and taxes. Gathering these documents can be very tedious and time-consuming.
Consulting with your attorney before starting the divorce process will allow you to determine what documents are important and when they should be provided for your case. Hiring an experienced family law attorney when your case has very complex property and finances will also allow you to consult with necessary experts (i.e., accountants and bankers) in preparation for your court case.
3. Protect against your spouse’s possible wrongful conduct
If you are thinking of filing for divorce, it is likely that you and your spouse had some problems dealing with each other. You might have concerns that your spouse will hide or fail to disclose assets or property from your marriage. If you have children, you might be afraid that your spouse will seek to keep your children away from you.
Hiring an attorney before you file for divorce will allow you to be prepared to prevent such wrongful conduct from occurring. If your case involves very serious wrongful acts by your spouse, your attorney may be able to seek immediate relief from the court through an emergency hearing.
4. Getting the case to be heard in a favorable court
In a situation where you and your spouse are living apart from each other, hiring an attorney to help you file for divorce first will allow you to determine where your case will be heard. This is beneficial because you may be able to select a court location that is more convenient for you.
Considering Divorce? Contact the Divorce Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich
A divorce could impact the rest of your life, which is why it is important to have an experienced California divorce lawyer review your case and advise you on the best options for your case. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been successfully handling divorce cases for more than 30 years. You can rely on Wallin & Klarich to help youobtain the best possible result in your case.
If you are going through a divorce, it is essential that you get the assistance of an experienced divorce attorney from Wallin & Klarich. With offices located in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Victorville, West Covina, Sherman Oaks, Torrance and Ventura , there is a Wallin & Klarich attorney available wherever you happen to live or work.
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