Sadly, divorces are far too common in the United States. It’s even getting easier to identify potential future divorces between couples as well. Married couples that disagree about their finances at least once a week are over 30% more likely to get divorced than couples that only disagree about finances once or twice a month.
Divorces are extremely tough on everyone involved. Obviously, the two people going through the divorce have to deal with the immediate stresses of the personal and legal difficulties, but the children involved often have it the worst. Because these divorces are so complicated and difficult, it’s essential that family law and defense lawyers are consulted before, during, and after the entire divorce process has concluded.
Here are a few reasons why it’s so important to work with a trusted family law and defense lawyer during a divorce.
Compassionate Child Care
Children struggle with divorce more than anyone involved and they can often feel left out and ignored by both parents during the legal process. Quality family lawyers will take time to explain in a caring and sensitive manner exactly what’s happening to the children and their parents. These conversations are difficult for anyone to have, and they won’t solve any immediate issues, but having a trusted lawyer speak to the kids will at least better prepare them for the upcoming transition within the family.
Help With Legal Complications
The legal proceedings are often the hardest part of a divorce. These times are already difficult because of the personal relationships that are at stake, and adding complicated legal jargon and restrictions on top of that stress can be truly overwhelming. Professional lawyers can help explain, in the best way possible, exactly what’s happening, what’s going to happen, and what all parties involved need to specifically do to ensure a smooth divorce process.
Someone to Objectively Listen
Both parties involved in the divorce will most likely spend days, weeks, and even months badmouthing the other spouse. Keep in mind that this should never be done in the presence of the children. Venting, however, is a necessary part of the coping process. Qualified family law and defense lawyers will provide unbiased ears and actually correct you when you’re in the wrong. As soon as the lawyer hears all the information from both sides, that’s when the divorce can be finalized and everyone can begin to move on.
If you’re in need of a trusted Gallatin family lawyer, contact Ken Phillips Family Law today.