Why You Should Hire A Competent Divorce Attorney

January 9, 2024

2022 Woman Thinking About DivorceDid you know that the divorce rate in the US rose slightly in 2022 to 14.56 divorces per 1,000 married women? At Johnson Law Group, we understand the emotional toll of a divorce is alarming enough, but the legal aspects can make things even more challenging. If you're going through a divorce, hiring competent legal professionals can make a significant difference in your personal experience and overall case result. We are confident that engaging with our divorce attorneys in Denver can help the whole Divorce experience go more smoothly and reduce a lot of the stress. In this guide, we'll explain why hiring a competent Colorado divorce attorney can be your best move. In any family law case, please know our team is here to listen to your inquiry and confirm we are the best option for handling your family legal needs. 

First Avoid Divorce Costly Mistakes

It is important to note that the total cost of divorce in Colorado can vary, but you don't want to consider going cheap. The last thing you want to do is hire someone who will charge you the bare minimum but make mistakes that result in additional costs. For example, a short marriage (of less than a year) with no children can be typically somewhat simple but can get complicated quickly if the attorney assigned to the case does not have experience in handling simple divorces. Even a simple divorce holds important items to consider in negotiation, such as couples' debt, asset and property division, etc. With that said, for more complicated divorces with multiple children, you also want to select working with an experienced divorce lawyer.

Don't Do Divorce Alone

Some individuals who choose to proceed without a lawyer end up needing to make post-decree modifications. These are changes after the divorce is finalized, which may be needed if something goes wrong with the divorce agreements. Courts don't like making changes, so this predicament can make things very difficult. In addition, if you want to consider changes to items like parenting time and alimony amounts, as you may have to meet certain standards (which is typically quite difficult). Having a Colorado divorce lawyer who understands Divorce on your side from the start will help ensure you handle everything precisely throughout the entire process.

Protect Your Individual Rights and Assets

Deciding on rights and assets is often one of the most difficult aspects of the divorce process. It's important to know what you're entitled to or you could lose out on what's legally yours. Figuring this out without a lawyer won't be easy.

In some divorces, one party may try to hide assets so they don't have to give them up. Note that this is illegal in Colorado, so someone can face legal punishment for doing it.

A skilled lawyer will be able to find out if someone is hiding assets. Bear in mind that if your spouse has an attorney, you should definitely hire one too. Their attorney will act in their best interest, not yours, so having the best divorce attorney you can find will help ensure things don't go against you.

Maintain a Relationship With Your Children

If you and your spouse have children, it can make your divorce that much more difficult. You don't want to risk losing the opportunity to maintain a relationship with them.

A lot of people end up being guilted into giving up parenting time. An experienced lawyer will help ensure this doesn't happen to you in your divorce case. They'll explain your options so that you can negotiate and settle on an arrangement that works for you and your children.

Understand Complicated Laws Clarified

Legal cases are always complex, and there are plenty of laws that may come into play during a divorce case. This can easily result in things not going how you want them to.

What you think is fair and what the law states may not always align, but a lawyer can guide you through things so you know what to expect. If you hire a divorce attorney in Colorado Springs, they'll have a solid understanding of divorce law in the area.

Gain Objectivity and Perspective

You're likely to feel a lot of strong emotions throughout your divorce. This can cloud your judgment and may affect how you handle things.

Divorceas often focus more on "winning", and this can lead to a worse settlement for both parties. A lawyer who is trained on emotional intelligence will help you stay focused on the goals so that you can get a better divorce outcome.

Get Paperwork and Court Procedure Relief

There are different types of divorce, but they can all be long-winded and complicated. This means a lot of detailed paperwork. The same can be said for court processes.

Tackling this on your own will be all but impossible. A professional attorney will provide divorce law help that can massively relieve the stress of the whole ordeal.

Obtain Protection From Abuse and Retaliation

In bad cases, there may be the need for restraining orders in divorce cases. This may happen, for example, if one of the parties has experienced domestic abuse from the other in the past. If this is something you're considering, your divorce lawyer will be able to help you put a restraining order in place.

Reduce Uncivil Communication

It's no surprise that most divorce cases can involve some conflict. Uncivil communication can cause various complications that slow down the process and can result in a worse settlement. An expert in family law will be no stranger to this, so they can act as an intermediary to keep things civilized.

Secure a Fair Alimony Reward

Depending on your situation, you may be either expected to pay money or receive it. Either way, you want things to be fair. It's important to note that there are several types of alimony:

Your attorney will be able to advise you on what you should do to ensure the best alimony award. Without proper legal advice, you could end up losing money here and there over a long period of time.

Reduce Complications of High Net Worth Divorces

High-net worth and late-life divorces are often more complex than others. They often involve things like large asset holdings, impending retirement, and permanent alimony considerations.

When things are this complex, it becomes that much harder to deal with everything on your own. An experienced divorce lawyer will be incredibly beneficial in ensuring things don't go against you.

Hiring a Competent Colorado Divorce Attorney With Johnson Law Group

Divorce cases are rarely simple, so having a skilled Colorado divorce attorney is vital. They'll be able to offer advice and guidance, deal with paperwork, explain complicated laws, and work in your best interests throughout your case. Our Johnson Law Group Family Law Practice is a leading family law firm based in Denver, Colorado, with five offices statewide. We have a team of experienced, fully qualified lawyers who specialize in divorce and other areas such as estate planning, property division, spousal maintenance, criminal law and immigration law. Take a look at our divorce law page to find out more information about our divorce approach. If you need us, don't hesitate to call us at 720-445-4444, email us at info@johnsonlgroup.com, or chat live!

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