For those who have never been divorced before, the process can seem monolithic. In reality, a divorce is a succession of steps, and it is critical that you have a Crestwood divorce attorney on your side who is able to assist you with each one. A good lawyer is worth his or her weight in gold during a divorce, especially if that lawyer can handle your issues in an efficient and compassionate way.
Couples who intend to divorce can quickly become inundated with issues to solve, especially if there are any children of the marriage. Everything from complex asset and debt division to parental responsibility issues to spousal maintenance can pose questions that feel too complex to try and solve on your own. A Crestwood divorce attorney who understands the process can help guide you through each step, instead of trying to hash everything out all at once. If you and your spouse are able to work together to resolve issues, a good attorney can help with that; if you and your spouse have a more volatile relationship, a good attorney can ensure that your interests are represented in court when you are trying to reach a compromise.
Once you have clarified the issues that need to be resolved, an attorney can then help you proceed to do just that, either via mediation or in court. Many couples may think they do not need attorneys, but without experienced legal help, you risk getting bogged down in minutiae, especially if yours is a high net worth divorce, with multiple complex assets to divide. Our firm specializes in handling these types of difficult cases and will do so with both precision and compassion.
While issues like asset division can be difficult and time-consuming, perhaps the most important part of seeking out a divorce lawyer is ensuring that he or she has empathy and understanding for what you are going through, in addition to the technical ability to help you through your case. Divorce is one of the most stressful life events for anyone to go through, and while you need an attorney who can ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible, it is critical that you also have an attorney who understands the changes you are experiencing.
This is especially important when dealing with parental responsibility and child support issues. Children, especially young children, can act out during divorce, mostly due to fear or a sense of loss, and your attention as a parent needs to be on them as much as possible to ensure that they still have certain stable influences in their lives. Our firm understands that your priorities should always put family first, and you need to be able to trust us in handling the rest.
Divorce is a difficult time for most people, and for many families in general. An experienced Crestwood divorce attorney from the firm of Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd. can help navigate you through the process and try to make it so that you can focus on what really matters – getting past a stressful life event so that you can move on to bigger and better things. Contact our offices today for a free initial consultation.