We all yearn for a fairytale marriage: We expect that we will stay married to our spouses “until death do us part.” However, that is not often reality. Couples experience many problems throughout their marriages. People change as they get older. They may develop addictions or seek out affairs. They may struggle with finances or health issues.
Marriages end for a variety of reasons. Divorces are fairly common in the United States, with as many as 50% of marriages ending in divorce. In second, third and subsequent marriages, the divorce rate is even higher.
Your marriage is not working. You may have tried communicating with your spouse, to no avail. Therapy was unsuccessful. You are done trying. Divorce is the next step. So, what happens now? Do you try to file for divorce on your own or should you spend the money on a lawyer?
You may think doing it alone will save you money, but you would be wrong. Filing on your own can actually cost you more in the long run due to the mistakes you will make in the process. Here are some reasons why you should hire an experienced Crown Point divorce attorney.
One of the biggest reasons why you should hire a lawyer to handle a divorce is the amount of paperwork involved. It can be confusing to know what paperwork to fill out and the deadlines. Plus, many people do not fill out the paperwork properly. Incomplete paperwork can delay a case. The courts rely on accuracy, and if you enter wrong information or numbers on a document, the judge will view you in a negative light, which can impact your case.
You need a lawyer on your side to offer you objective advice. Besides the death of a loved one, a divorce is likely one of the most stressful events you will go through. It is also a legal issue, so why would you handle such a huge event on your own? The outcome of a divorce can affect the rest of your life. That is a lot of pressure. You need to know the law, and a divorce lawyer who has handled many other divorce cases in the past can guide you in the right direction based on your situation.
A lawyer can also help you understand options that you may not know about. The law can be complicated, but you do not have to go to court to settle. A lawyer can assist you with creating a fair settlement offer so you and your spouse can resolve your issues quickly and inexpensively.
Not all marriages last forever. If you are ready to divorce your spouse, a Crown Point divorce attorney at Arshad, Pangere & Warring, LLP can help you achieve the results you desire. We offer options such as mediation to help you finalize your divorce without going to court. To schedule a consultation, call our office at (219) 736-6500 or fill out the online form.
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