When you are going through a divorce, it’s always recommended that you hire the services of a divorce lawyer. The lawyer has many roles in your divorce case including:
Undertaking preliminary divorce investigations
For the lawyer to understand better your case he/she has to collect details and facts about your case. The professional will collect all the relevant information that will help you get a favorable hearing. The lawyer will also understand the grounds of divorce and whether they can be used in the case. After collecting the information the professional will give you a rough idea of how the divorce process will go. If there are any responsibilities that you need to handle, he/she will let you know about it.
Initiating the divorce process
After the lawyer has collected all the necessary information, he/she will go ahead and initiate the divorce process. The process begins with the lawyer filing summons and complaints in a family law court. After this, the court will serve your partner (respondent) with a notice of the impending divorce. It’s the respondent’s responsibility to choose to file a response in court or support the divorce.
Fighting for you and your children’s rights after divorce
When you divorce, it doesn’t mean that life comes to a halt—you still need food, shelter, and money for your daily maintenance. The alimony lawyer will argue your case so that you can get an amount that will be enough to put you through a comfortable lifestyle. Children are an important part of a marriage. If you have children, the lawyer will fight for them and ensure that they get the best care and education. The lawyer can work with an expert child support lawyer or if he/she has the experience, work alone.
Representing you in the divorce case
The life of the divorce attorney differs with the type of divorce. If you are filing for an uncontested divorce, the professional will only file the divorce papers and represent them in court during the hearing. If you are filing a contested divorce, the professional will file the divorce papers and present them in court. In most cases, contested divorces get strangled in litigation. It’s the responsibility of your family lawyer to sort the case as soon as possible so that you can get fast and favorable results.