The Twofold Nature of Divorce – Why You Need a Lawyer Now
Many people consider marriage and divorce to be highly personal issues, and they would be correct. Entering or breaking off a relationship involves factors which are emotionally charged and life-changing in nature. This is especially true with divorce. Troubled couples often feel that the problem is theirs and theirs alone, and so they wait, and wait, until one day the tension boils over.
Unfortunately, as personal and emotional as marriages and divorces can be, the truth is that neither is truly private; both are legal institutions governed by laws and regulations, many of which are unknown to the typical citizen. This means that virtually every step taken by a married couple may have legal significance and repercussions. A parent who leaves the house in order to avoid constant argument – a seemingly reasonable and mature action – may find that their decision comes back to haunt them in a later child custody proceeding. Spouses who separate from each other on an ‘unofficial’ basis may discover that it creates unforeseen problems in their divorce proceedings.
In other words, the dual nature of marriage and divorce as both legal and emotional institution demands a two-pronged approach. On one hand, emotional issues must be negotiated between you and your spouse, occasionally with the help of a mediator or third party. On the other, legal issues must be considered with the advice of a professional divorce lawyer.
Anyone who has gone through a nasty divorce can testify to the significance of virtually every action, every argument, every detail. To avoid or mitigate the devastating financial impact of divorce, you must tread carefully. A divorce attorney will not only be able to help fight for you in court, but also provide you with invaluable advice long before your divorce comes before a judge.
If you are heading for a divorce, don’t make the mistake and try to go it alone. Secure the services of an Austin divorce lawyer from KennonLegal Ltd. LLP by calling 512-931-3726.