Finding the right divorce lawyer to guide you through the divorce process is essential. Especially in cases where a quick divorce is needed, the divorce solicitor you appoint must understand the process, and the hurdles in the divorce process to ensure everything moves as smoothly as possible.
The divorce process is one that involves several aspects of law, fairness and emotion that need to be balanced so that the outcome of the divorce is the right one for you both today, and long into the future.
To apply for a divorce in the US, seeking advice at the earliest stage can have a significant impact on the rest of the process, as there are several routes that depend on your current circumstances and those of your spouse.
HOW MUCH DOES A DIVORCE LAWYER COST?
Many people seeking a divorce ask how much a divorce lawyer costs, and this is a sensible question to consider. However, there isn’t a simple answer. There are many things that will influence the cost of a divorce, such as:
- The nature of the divorce
- The behaviour of the other party in the divorce
- The amount of agreement and disagreement when diving assets
When considering the cost of a divorce lawyer, it’s essential to compare more than hourly rates, as this isn’t comparable when looking at the whole process. A lawyer with a higher hourly rate may be commanding such a rate because they’re more effective and able to achieve results in s shorter space of time. This is an important consideration for those looking for a divorce that doesn’t span years from start to finish.
STARTING DIVORCE PROCEDINGS WITHOUT A LAWYER
Those looking to save money often ask if it’s possible to start divorce proceedings without a lawyer. In the US, it is possible to do this, but it isn’t recommended. Especially given that the other party may instruct a solicitor at any point during the process, leaving you on the back foot and unprotected against a professional, experienced divorce lawyer. This can lead to the outcome of the divorce being one where you believe there’s an unfair division of assets, pensions, property etc at which point, it would be too late to instruct an experienced divorce solicitor.
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APPOINTING A DIVORCE ATTORNEY TODAY CAN:
- Avoid unecessary conflict
- Ensure you understand what is happening at each stage of the process
- Ensure the division of property and other assets is fair
- Ensure life after divorce can continue without worrying about unticked boxes.