Anyone who has ever filed for divorce in Salt Lake City will tell you it does not come cheap. When your personal assets and the rights to your children are at stake, you cannot afford to settle for average legal representation. The divorce attorney you choose does matter. But how do you know if you have selected the right divorce attorney to represent your case? When doing your research, make sure check each attorney’s track record concerning the following issues–alimony, child support, property, protection of rights and preparing clients for life after divorce.
Child Support & Custody
Child support and custody are among the most complex and emotional components of divorce. The court will take into consideration several different factors to determine what is in the best interest of the child. These factors include the income of each spouse, their ability to provide a nurturing environment along with quality of school district where each parent resides. If you have children, make sure your divorce attorney places a high priority on their safety and welfare. Sometimes clients can get so caught up in their own situation, they neglect to fully understand how it affects their children.
Protection of Rights
Utah family law can sometimes get complicated. Because divorce can also get extremely emotional, it is important for clients to make good, sound decisions. The first step is having an experienced divorce attorney with an extensive track record of protecting the rights of each client. By knowing their rights, clients are less likely to make foolish mistakes that can cost them when it comes to getting the most out of their divorce. Many times, clients do not ask the right questions. Ask your attorney what you can reasonably expect out of your divorce given the facts of your specific case. Make sure to keep your emotions at check. Sometimes our emotions and feelings can often cloud the what we hear.
Preparation For Life After Divorce
When it comes to divorce, it is important to be as honest and forthcoming as possible with your attorney. Make sure you know all of your assets and debts. Also talk about your goals concerning child custody, visitation, the division of marital assets and spousal support. Your attorney must be thorough in their approach. Although some subjects can be difficult to discuss, everything you disclose to your attorney can only help. Remember, your divorce does not end in the courtroom. It is a process that will continue as your children grow older. Alimony and child support is always an ongoing issue. If you have significant changes in your life, such as a change in income or relocation, it is important to for your attorney to provide viable options for divorce modifications.
Contact a Salt Lake City Attorney Today
Attorney Emy A. Cordano understands the challenges and obstacles facing clients during divorce. For nearly two decades, she has successfully represented countless men and women with divorce and various family law issues. To learn more, contact her law office today and schedule a consultation to discuss your case.