Divorce can be a hard or a liberating time. It can be a time when you feel like you have failed. You went into the marriage feeling like everything was going to go wonderfully, and getting a divorce might feel like you are admitting failure. If it is a liberating experience, it is probably because you feel like you are finally getting out of a bad relationship. Either way, getting divorced is going to be a stressful time. You want to make things at least slightly easier for yourself by finding the right divorce lawyer. When picking out a good divorce lawyer, there are several things you will want to take into consideration.
Will my lawyer show me respect?
There are sad stories of lawyers who do not shhow their divorce clients respect. A lawyer who shows you respect will help to explain your rights to you. He will ask you questions to determine what factors are important to you in the divorce. Is just getting out of the relationship the most important factor to you? Are you concerned about not getting enough spousal support of having to give your soon-to-be ex-spouse too much money? Do you want to make sure the kids are protected? A good divorce lawyer will address these and other concerns with you.
Will my lawyer fight for my rights?
If you are entitled to money, the house, vehicles, or other monetary items, a good lawyer will make sure you get what you deserve. A good divorce lawyer will make sure shared possessions are split fairly so you are not cheated out of money or other possessions you really deserve. If you have a good divorce lawyer, the person will fight for other rights such as child custody or at least visitation rights.
Will my lawyer fight for what is right for my children?
If you do not have children, this will not be a concern. If you do, though, chances are you will want your children in your life. Whether you are seeking sole custody, joint custody, or simply visitation rights, you will want a lawyer who fights to get you what you deserve and who is willing and ready to demonstrate why you deserve that. Of course, even with a great lawyer, there may have to be compromises when it comes to the children, particularly if both parents are seeking sole custody.
Will my lawyer work to protect me?
If you have been in an abusive relationship, you want to make sure you have a divorce lawyer who will work to protect you even if that means getting a restraining order. If there are children involved in the divorce, particularly children who have also been abused, you will want to make sure you have a lawyer who will fight to make sure the children are also protected whether that means they do not have contact with the other parent or that parent only sees the children through supervised visitation.
If you need a quality divorce lawyer, contact us. At the Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr., we will provide you with an experienced divorce lawyer who cares about you and your rights.