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How an Attorney Can Help You Through the Divorce Process

Last updated 2 years ago

The end of a marriage is a lengthy and emotionally charged process. If you and your spouse are divorcing, hiring a divorce attorney can mean the difference between obtaining fair compensation and getting taken advantage of. A barred family law advocate will remain objective and negotiate fairly with the other side. Here are some reasons why hiring an attorney can help you negotiate the divorce process.

Objective Advocate

An experienced attorney will help you remain objective in an otherwise emotional process. Allowing a third party to help with the process can ensure that your emotions are not guiding your legal actions and financially hurting you in the long run. This advocate can fight for your rights in a court of law, helping you make the best decisions for your financial well being and that of your children.

Negotiating With the Other Side

A family law attorney can sit down with your spouse and his or her attorney to negotiate a favorable divorce settlement on your behalf. A lawyer will also represent your best interests in mandatory mediation and arbitration sessions. Trained professionals know how to ensure their clients receive their fair share of compensation during a marriage disillusion.

Up to Date Case Law

The law is always changing as judges interpret state statutes in different ways. An experienced attorney will know all of the up-to-date decisions in your state regarding divorce law. He or she can use the information to reach property and custody agreements that are most favorable to their client. This can allow you to focus on moving past the divorce, while a trained a knowledgeable advocate fights on your behalf.

Divorces are emotional legal situation that can have far-reaching ramifications on the rest of your life. Hiring a family law attorney can ensure that your best interests are represented in mediations and in court. Belleville, Illinois residents in need of counsel should contact the legal team at Dixon & Johnston, P.C. by calling (618) 233-1103. We know how trying this time in your life can be, so call today for a free and confidential case evaluation.


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