Divorce lawyers in Connecticut can be great resources during a divorce, from providing legal advice for child support to explaining alimony. Finding a good lawyer can make the difference in your divorce case. At the Law Offices of Alexander H. Schwartz, you will work directly with the primary attorney in resolving your divorce.
If you attempt to represent yourself in a divorce, you may find yourself scrambling to understand legal jargon and calling the court to figure out when and how to file certain documents. Spending time trying to find out how to meet legal requirements will leave you little left over to set forth a plan for your case. Filing paperwork, which sometimes involves physically going to the courthouse, can also be time consuming if you do it on your own. All this can potentially delay your divorce, even if yours is an amicable. An experienced divorce attorney will be able to plan your case, however. He will understand how and when to file documents, or when to make requests for immediate support. He can work with your spouse’s attorney and negotiate when necessary. Divorces are often emotional, but a lawyer will be able to mitigate the added stress of the process.
An attorney can complete any required paperwork for you, eliminating the possibility of mistakes that may have important consequences. A lawyer will also know how to best obtain financial paperwork from your former spouse or pursue other methods of discovery. He will know whether an expert witness, such as a business appraiser, is necessary, and where to find one. It is particularly important to enlist the help of an attorney when you have significant assets or debt to ensure that all tax consequences have been considered before settling your divorce.
A family lawyer can also help you with mediation. The mediator may be able to give you basic advice about divorce law, but he or she cannot give you legal advice. In fact, a mediator must remain neutral. A lawyer can help you understand if a proposed agreement satisfies state laws such as child support requirements, and if the agreement will work for you and your family. Family lawyers are able to spot issues with an agreement, such as missing details. Divorce agreements, such as those for spousal support, are legally binding, so it is important to ensure that these documents are drafted accurately.
It is especially important to seek legal counsel for your divorce when your spouse has hired an attorney. Your divorce process will most likely be much more difficult and stressful if you are fighting against an experienced attorney. If your divorce involves violence, a lawyer will be able to file protection orders and safeguard your interests.
With over 30 years’ trial experience, the Law Offices of Alexander H. Schwartz can put its expertise to use for you. Call the best divorce lawyer in Southport today to discuss your case and flexible payment plans.
I had Alex in a very messy divorce. I didn’t get everything I wanted, but he explained to me why I couldn’t have it all. He explained every decision I had to make so when it was over I understood how I got where I am. His fees were lots less than many of my friends paid for their divorces and I’m really happy with how quickly he answered emails and text messages.
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