Legal matters are complex in virtually every aspect of law. It is preferred to deal with a legal professional that has had years of training, experience and education to prepare them for your case. In the family law space, which governs cases surrounding divorce, child custody, child support, family offenses and other issues, legal professionals are also an important tool in separating yourself from the case emotionally, so you don’t make rash, dangerous decisions.
The complexity and emotional elements of family law mean most will advise against representing yourself in a separation or divorce case. Working with a family law attorney will give you access to important guidance, experience, and support when you need it most.
Most people will either hire a lawyer themselves, or have an attorney assigned to them in a case where a fundamental right such as freedom, parenting time, or custody is at stake. However, there may be other options available for those who simply can’t access professional counsel in a situation where the finances are not there to hire an up-front representative or to have a lawyer assigned to represent them. Continue reading ›