Facing divorce can be extraordinarily stressful and emotionally trying. Not only is your life completely changing, but you may worry about losing your children, your home, your possessions, and more. Luckily, you do not have to go through the divorce process by yourself. Experienced Virginia divorce attorney Raymond B. Benzinger can walk you through every step of the divorce process to take the some of the stress off of you, so that you may focus on the things that are most important—your kids and your well-being.
There are other reasons why you should have an attorney, including the following:
- Your spouse will likely hire an attorney. If your spouse has a lawyer to fight on his or her behalf, you should never try to negotiate on your own. Negotiating is often a specialty in the legal profession, and a lawyer is always working to get the best possible outcome for their client—your spouse—often at your expense. An attorney knows how to negotiate with other attorneys and will stand up for your rights and interests.
- You may make mistakes. Every divorce court has its own procedures with different deadlines for different forms and filings. An attorney will be familiar with the rules and laws in your area, so you do not have to worry about making a costly error.
- There are complicated and emotional issues in the divorce. People often do not think with a clear head when it comes to matters involving their children, home, or money. An attorney can give you an objective opinion and point out issues that you may not have recognized on your own.
- To reduce stress. Divorce is stressful enough as it is, and having a lawyer handling your affairs will simply take some of the stress off of you.
Contact a Virginia divorce lawyer today
Though there are always situations in which couples handle their divorce on their own without complications, these instances are rare and most divorcing couples encounter roadblocks caused from inability to agree on certain terms or because they are not familiar with the law. For this reason, it is always a good idea to consult with an experienced and dedicated Virginia family law lawyer to discuss your case. Do not hesitate to contact the office of Raymond B. Benzinger at (703) 312-0410 for assistance today.