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Why Do I Need an Experienced Family Law Attorney When Going Through a Divorce?

Posted on: July 19, 2019

Why Do I Need an Experienced Family Law Attorney When Going Through a Divorce?

Are you and your spouse planning to get divorced? If so, you can be entering into a very emotional and volatile time in your life. If you feel like you’re alone, you’re not! The experienced family law attorneys at Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP are here to help you through every step of the process. You might think that you don’t need to hire an attorney to work through your divorce, but it is imperative to bring on an experienced lawyer to help you through the case. The decisions made in a divorce proceeding are finalized through the courts, meaning if you do not like the result, there’s little you can do to change it!

Child Custody Agreements

If you and your spouse have children, you need to hire a family law attorney right away. Your rights as a parent could be at risk, especially if your ex-spouse is looking to gain full custody. A family law attorney will fight tirelessly to ensure that your rights as a parent are respected.

Splitting Assets and Agreeing on a Settlement

Another reason you would want to hire a divorce attorney is if you and your partner have any shared assets. This includes everything from vehicles to vacation homes. Bank accounts, credit card debt, and retirement accounts also need to be split fairly and a divorce lawyer will help make sure you get a fair settlement.

Filing Legal Papers to Legally and Officially Dissolve the Marriage

The divorce process can also be very complicated. There are a lot of agreements that need to be decided and paperwork that needs to be completed and submitted. An experienced family law attorney will know the legal system inside and out, ensuring that all of your paperwork gets completed and filed correctly.

Ensure You Have an Experienced Expert on Your Side

If you are going through a divorce, there are a lot of questions and case-specific scenarios that may come up. Google can only get you so far, which is why you need to have someone on your side who has been there and knows the legal system. The decisions made in a divorce proceeding can impact you for a lifetime. Child custody, spousal support, alimony, child support payments, division of assets. All of these decisions have a significant impact on your life and a family law attorney will make sure you get an equitable settlement.

Are you thinking about getting a divorce? It’s never too early to consult an experienced divorce attorney for advice on how to proceed!

Getting divorced is no small task. In fact, if you have children and some joint assets, it can be impossible to navigate the process on your own. Thankfully, the family law attorneys at Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP are here to help! We have over 25 years of experience and are happy to help you in any and all matters involving your divorce. From preliminary consultations to drafting settlement and custody agreements, we do it all. Call us today at 909-482-1422 to schedule your consultation!

Kristina Kendall-Gkikas
Kendall & Gkikas LLP
143 N. Harvard Avenue, 2nd Floor
Claremont, CA, 91711 USA
909-482-1422