The judicial system can be a scary world. It’s filled with numerous pieces of jargon too crazy to understand (unless you went to law school, of course) and a list of processes and documents a mile long. Basically you’re left in the dark when facing a charge or court hearing of some kind, and all you can do is simply stand there and let it all slip past you while your opposition reaps the benefits and you lose out on fees, fines, and other such costs.
All because you weren’t informed. Guess what: that’s what lawyers are for.
Definitely, lawyers aren’t some of your favorite people. Some call them bloodsuckers. Don’t knock them too much. While they seem to be a costly expense for something as simple as ‘representation’, recognize the benefits of having a lawyer around. Case in point: divorce.
Especially when divorces get quite heated, you want someone representing you and counseling you. That actually falls in line with an attorney’s job description. Their job is to keep you grounded. They speak for you. That’s what they’re trained to do. You don’t realize it all the time, but a lawyer knows what to say to get the best possible outcome for you, handling all processes, all documents, and the ins and outs of the court system.
So be sure to utilize them. Attorneys are invaluable. Make no mistake, though: you want to make sure you get a reputable attorney. Whether by firm or fully self-employed doesn’t matter. The skills matter. Personality matters. Remember, this person will be standing before the judge in court, representing you. So above all, make sure you approve of the attorney you choose. When the judge bangs the gavel, you’ll thank the lawyer. Trust in that.