Truthfully, not every divorcing couple requires a divorce lawyer. Some divorces are mutual and even amicable.Even when kids are involved, parents often can agree that it is best for the child to see his or her parents equal amounts and they can peacefully divorce and share custody without ever setting foot in a court. At the very least, a divorce lawyer can act as a mediator and inform you of your legal rights and draw up paperwork, but they must act as a neutral third party in this situation. This is fine for a couple who can agree on “who gets what” and just needs some legal help to get the process moving. When children are involved, this is the best way to go about a divorce if possible. Quick divorces are easier for children to move on from, rather than long, drawn-out, messy divorces.
But what happens when this isn’t the case? What happens when your spouse is trying to take your kids away from you? What happens when they refuse to pay child support or alimony? What happens when things get ugly?
Call Barbi Agricola for legal aid during a divorce or custody battle.