WHAT DOES A DIVORCE LAWYER DO?

If you arrive at a point in your relationship with your spouse where it's clear that things aren't going to work out, one of the most sensible things to do is get a divorce. It goes almost without saying that once you've reached this situation, you'll need an experienced divorce and/or family law lawyer during this process. But what exactly will a divorce lawyer do for your at this time?

Your Guide

One of the most important things a divorce lawyer can do for you when you are getting divorced is provide guidance. A divorce lawyer is professionally grounded and knowledgeable in divorce law, far more than you might be able to quickly glean about it from Internet research. This is especially true when it comes to the nuances of Pennsylvania law, where a local firm like Zitomer Law is based. You don't need to know the intricacies of this, because your divorce lawyer will.

Your Advocate

A divorce lawyer, especially in the beginning, is going to ask a lot of questions to get a feel for exactly what is required in a particular case. Every divorce is different, and will require a different approach. If, for example, you generally get along with your spouse, and the divorce is amicable, then a divorce lawyer needs to understand that the most important role to play here is mediator, acting as a guide for both spouses as they discuss matters together and reach an agreement.

On the other hand, if the divorce is more hostile and there are serious disagreements on points such as division of assets, child custody, and other issues, then your divorce lawyer will need to prepare and fight for you.

Keep You Informed

The most important thing a divorce lawyer does is supervise and manage the divorce process. Depending on the particulars of your case, there may be depositions to attend, court dates to meet, many documents to assess and sign. Your lawyer will know when, where, why and how all these things matter to you and make sure your interested are represented, and your needs are protected.