The unfortunate truth is not every marriage is manageable “until death do you part.” Trust between partners can be broken, affection can wane, or there can be other individuals in the picture. However, no matter the scenario, divorce comes to mind when considering a break from your spouse. But if considering a potential divorce, do you need the help of an attorney? The short answer: yes! Family lawyers like those at Brave Law Center, P.C. can significantly assist throughout the separation process and ensure your divorce is fair to all parties involved. As such, here are some reasons why an attorney can be essential for your divorce:
Representing yourself during a divorce case can be tricky if you aren’t intimately familiar with Illinois family law. If you choose to represent yourself, you’ll be treated the same as any other lawyer, with an expectation you’re familiar with state rules, case law, legal procedures, etc. However, if you’re not an attorney by profession, you can’t know every legal matter related to divorce. As such, hiring an attorney ensures you’re on equal footing with a judge and other lawyers. Our family law team is well versed in divorce proceedings and can confidently and competently represent your case.
If your spouse has secured legal representation, it’s time you consider doing so yourself. Having an attorney represent your case side gives you a clear advantage when discussing child custody or asset division. And if your soon-to-be-ex has decided to hire a lawyer, you want to ensure you stay on the same playing field, so to speak. Hiring an attorney of your own ensures you aren’t taken advantage of during negotiations and separation proceedings advance in a manner fair to all involved parties.
While every decision you make throughout the divorce process is important, none are more crucial than those related to child custody and visitation. Ensuring your child is taken care of is not only a top concern for every parent but Brave Law’s legal team, also. If there is difficulty deciding on custody or visitation rights, our attorneys will fight in your defense. Ideally, we can negotiate with a spouse (and their attorney) to agree on how children should be handled after a separation. However, if a consensus cannot be reached, your case can proceed to court. If such is the case, we provide convincing arguments and evidence meant to sway a judge towards rendering a custody decision in your favor.
If every divorce were amicable, there would be no need for attorneys or mediators! However, as is so often the case, a legal separation can be contentious between you and your spouse. Emotions can run high, and you might end up fighting more than working through the divorce process. Thankfully, you invite an unbiased third party to the negotiating table with an attorney. A divorce attorney will take an objective view of any separation and be a steady voice of reason throughout divorce proceedings. Ultimately, we work to relieve tensions between parties and ensure those we represent receive fair treatment.
As mentioned previously, a divorce is not a simple process. Your separation can take some time to finalize, especially if it eventually ends in court. Through Brave Law, we do our best to streamline the process as much as possible. At the very least, our team of attorneys can handle some of the most complicated aspects of your divorce (such as legal documents and paperwork), saving you time and stress.
Going through a divorce can be an isolating experience. And while you want to rely on friends and family for support, they might not react to your separation in the manner you expect. Thus, having an attorney assist with your case ensures you have someone supporting your side of the divorce. Our team will be there for you through thick and thin. Beyond our counsel and legal guidance, we can be a consistent source of support and advice to help you get through such challenging times.
As complicated as a divorce can be, you can come out of the experience with a new lease on life. And by hiring an attorney to assist with your divorce, you can make the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible (for everyone involved). Thus, the services of a family law attorney are essential when considering a legal separation from your spouse. And when searching for a legal team with extensive experience managing divorce cases, count on Brave Law Center, P.C. To schedule a consultation, you can contact us today at 309-685-7900. Also, we are located at 330 NE Perry Ave, Peoria, IL 61603.