Divorce is a very painful time for anyone. It affects nearly every aspect of an individual’s life, home, children, and assets for years to come. If you are involved in a marriage that is coming apart, it will help make the process less damaging over the long term if you have accurate, helpful advice as to all the financial and legal implications of divorce. Here are four good reasons for hiring the Law Offices of James S. Cunha, P.A. to assist you along this difficult path.
Even if your divorce is uncontested, you should retain the most professional and experienced divorce attorney you can find so that you do not later deeply regret the decisions you make. Divorce law can be complicated. Even if you have a fairly simple estate, it would be well worth your time to have an attorney look over the divorce terms before finalizing them. In the case of more complicated estates involving minors and different types of assets, it is crucial that you are fully aware of your legal rights so that you are not left without the resources that you need for you and your children following the end of the marriage.Everyone knows that divorce is stressful. In fact, the Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory lists it as the second most stressful event that a person can go through in life, second only to the death of a spouse. Hiring an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to assist you with the process will help alleviate some of the stress. We will handle all the filings and paperwork, advise you of your legal rights, and help you come to decisions that will be in the best interests of you and your children. You can then devote yourself more to the job of adjusting to your new life, and helping your children adjust as well.
Couples that complete their own divorce paperwork without counsel often make mistakes for a variety of reasons. The two main reasons are: (1) they do not understand the law and the impact it will have on them for the future and (2) they make poor decisions under the emotional weight of the break-up. Not only can mistakes delay the finalizing of the divorce, but they also can cause future financial harm and require additional legal proceedings to correct. Hiring competent legal counsel ensures that your case is being handled properly the first time around, and, absent a change in circumstances, it is far less likely that you will have to go to court again.The court will issue a decree that reflects the terms of the divorce documents that you present to the judge. But sometimes the judge can misunderstand what is contained in your paperwork. Having an attorney’s assistance ensures that the points of the final agreement are expressed clearly, and that they accurately reflect your wishes. Unclear language can result in a decree that is difficult or impossible to enforce.Divorce may be the second most painful event in your life, but there is no need for it to be any more hurtful than necessary. The Law Offices of James S. Cunha, P.A., serves clients throughout Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Wellington, Jupiter, Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Martin County. We will advise you so you can make the right decisions, reduce the stress of the process, help you to avoid making costly mistakes, and finalize a decree that resolves the divorce in a way that enables you to get on with your life. To schedule a consultation, please contact us at (561) 429-3924 or via email at [email protected].