When Should You Contact an Attorney for a Divorce?

There is no question that picking up the phone to call a family law attorney is one of the hardest things for a person in a difficult marriage to do. Many reasons, including the stress that one feels in such a painful situation, contribute to the tendency to “put it off.”

However, it is of the utmost importance that you know what ALL of your options are as soon as you are considering filing for divorce, whether it be about your safety, child custody, support or any of the other many issues confronting you. The advice you receive early on will help you make the best decisions for you and your family.

Many times, well-meaning friends, colleagues and/or family members offer advice about what to do and how to do it. Unfortunately, they most likely do not have the answers that you need as there is more misinformation out there than real information.

Even trusted individuals who have been through their own divorce can unfortunately provide inaccurate information as their situation is likely much different from yours. What is important to realize is that EVERY marriage and EVERY situation is different and the advice you’ll need will be very fact-specific.

Sitting with an experienced family law attorney for an hour to go over your questions and concerns will most likely prove invaluable to you as your attorney will help you assess how to move forward and address the challenges you are facing. Decisions should ONLY be made when you are well informed and had the time to think about all paths available to you.

We understand how difficult it is to make the decision to file for divorce and we would never pressure you to do so. We will simply run through your options and answer any questions you may have. Meeting with one of our experienced attorneys means that you will leave our office with a much greater understanding of your situation and the divorce process, should you decide to go that route.

If you’re interested in meeting with one of our experienced divorce attorneys, please contact our office to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!


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