The one thing any attorney will tell you whenever you have legal problems is, “Get an attorney.” Even attorneys will retain other attorneys when they have legal problems out of their specialties. Trying to handle any issue on your own is a recipe for disaster, but when your entire life savings and children are on the line it is not time to try and save a few bucks handling a legal matter yourself. When you’re in a bind James A. McPhie Attorney at Law is there to help you.
Three Reasons to Retain a Good Family Law Attorney
1. An attorney is cool headed. Family law issues are heated matters at the best times. Bad blood and the fear of loosing access to your children can make it difficult or impossible to handle any proceedings or negotiations in a cool-headed manner. An attorney can act as an intermediary between you and your spouse or family member and ensure that emotions don’t drive the case into the ground.
2. A family law attorney is an expert in the field. Your situation is likely not unique. A good experienced attorney will have likely seen a case much like yours in the past, and he will have that knowledge to draw on when developing a strategy. A good attorney will also recognize potential problems and weaknesses in the case and know what questions to ask in anticipation of the proceedings. Even if you try to learn as much as you can to handle the case yourself, you would not be able to draw on the experience of years of practice to anticipate frequent problems. Seeing trends only comes from experience.
3. Small errors can have huge impacts. Mixing up a number in the child visitation agreement can result in your 50/50 share time turning into only having 5% of the time with the children. A simple swapping of the parties may result in that antique clock which has been in your family for generations jumping to your ex-spouse. Attorneys are sticklers for detail. They check, double-check, and check again to ensure that everything is correct.
Divorces, child custody battles, and other family disputes drain you emotionally. A good family lawyer who deals in family law will take take a lot of stress and pressure out of your life while steering you through the treacherous waters of the legal process. Give James A. McPhie Attorney at Law a call today!