If your spouse has been abusive verbally, sexually, emotionally, or physically towards you or your children, hiring a divorce attorney is essential. If you fear your spouse might harm you or your children during the divorce, get a temporary restraining order and seek any help you need to find a safe space to live.
If your spouse has been manipulating or lying to the courts or mediator, hiring your own divorce lawyer can help uncover the truth.
If there is a battle for custody over your children, hiring a divorce and custody lawyer can help you get the results you desire. This is especially important if you think your spouse might vindictively accuse you of being an unfit parent.
If your spouse hires an attorney, you need to hire one ASAP.
If you will require financial support, a battle divorce lawyer can help work out alimony, child support, and compensation for wasted marital assets if your spouse has been spending shared funds behind your back.