By Chris Kramer
If you've decided to divorce or have been served with a divorce petition, the first thing you may want to do is hire a divorce lawyer to protect your rights and interests. Divorce laws in your state can be complex, but with the help of a divorce attorney, you can learn more about local laws and make sure your rights and the rights of your children are protected.
When you initially speak with a divorce lawyer, you will probably have many questions. There's no such thing as a dumb question when your future is at stake. Some things a divorce lawyer should be able to answer include:
Make sure to hire your own divorce lawyer. It's almost always unethical for a divorce lawyer to represent both sides in a divorce, as the divorce attorney can't adequately represent two individuals who have opposing interests.
Although you and your spouse will probably have some common interests, such as the health and welfare of your children, you will also probably have opposing interests.
Protect your rights and get as much out of your divorce as possible with the help of your own divorce lawyer. Once you've found a divorce lawyer, you can set up an initial meeting to begin the divorce process.
Ask a divorce attorney near you your questions about filing for divorce. By setting up a preliminary consultation with a divorce lawyer, you may learn what to expect during divorce and get an estimate of what your divorce will cost. Get started today by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out our divorce case review form.