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Getting Divorced? Think About Hiring a Domestic Relations Attorney

One of the most challenging obstacles that you may face is now behind you: you have initiated the divorce process by serving your soon-to-be ex-spouse with the necessary documents. However, you may be feeling less confident in your decision now that you are confronted with the multitude of legal proceedings that can be quite disorienting. The lawyers and judges in their immaculately cleaned, black-and-white suits with their sophisticated legal terminologies such as "proof of service," "settlement," "negotiation," and "I'll see you in court" can be quite intimidating.

It is possible that your spouse has also retained one of these lawyers. You may feel further intimidated by their confident demeanor and ability to easily answer questions, resembling a character from a Men in Black movie.

“It is advisable to follow the adage, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do," and retain the services of your own attorney,” says attorney Allen Russell of Atlanta Divorce Law Group.

A domestic relations attorney can make the process much easier and get you started on that new chapter in your life quicker.

What Is a Domestic Relations Attorney?

A domestic relations attorney, or a ‘divorce attorney’ as is the more common, interchangeable term, is an attorney trained in matters of the family. Sure, domestic relations attorneys can aid you through the process of a divorce, but as their name implies, they can also be essential in other domestic matters, such as those involving children.

What All Can a Domestic Relations Attorney Assist With?

The list is long when it comes to the things a domestic relations attorney can help resolve entirely or expedite significantly, below are some general examples:

  • Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Documents. A domestic relations attorney can offer advice and clarity on the signing of these documents, and the possible consequences that may arise if they are not; then, if you decide to advance with these documents, ensure that you complete and file them appropriately 
  • Divorce Processes
  • Child custody disputes
  • Child Support commitments 
  • Child abuse/neglect cases
  • Adoption processes
  • Spousal financial support

How Can a Domestic Relations Attorney Benefit You?

A professional attorney who truly knows what they are doing, and understands why they are necessary for a given situation, can provide immeasurable comfort and clarity to their clients. 

A reputable attorney will be sympathetic to their client’s lack of knowledge when it comes to all those pesky legal ins and outs, and will ensure that their client remains updated and fully aware of all the processes underway. Even more, any attorney worth their stuff will ensure a fair process for the parties involved—facilitating a conducive environment for all those proceedings, trials, and what not to finalize as efficiently as possible.

A domestic relations attorney will protect your best interest and represent you in the legal world, which you may be unfamiliar with, but where your attorney feels most comfortable. 

Allowing your attorney to work their magic, if you will, can lead to satisfactory outcomes.

Key Takeaways

Family issues can be highly emotionally-charged scenarios to navigate, and even harder to do so alone, so why not involve someone impartial and experienced to make the process a whole lot easier?

Hiring a domestic relations attorney can yield satisfying results and guide you through this difficult chapter of your life so that you can get to those brighter chapters sooner.

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