Why should I hire a lawyer to handle my divorce

Much is said on the internet and on social media about handling divorces on your own without the assistance of a qualified attorney. As an attorney who has handled family law cases for over thirty-five years, I can tell you that I have had to “fix” many divorce judgments that were created by parties without an attorney. People think it might be easier and cheaper to proceed with their divorce without an attorney. However, a qualified family law attorney will save you money in the end by making sure you are receiving all of the assets that you should and that the payment of debts is properly provided for in any settlement agreement.

Perhaps the most important aspect of a divorce is minor children. Making sure minor children are placed with the correct parent at the rights times is of vital importance. Making sure that their costs and expenses are paid for is of vital importance. Making sure that there is health insurance and there are agreements with respect to the payment of uninsured healthcare bills is of vital importance. The divorce judgment should ensure that there is an agreement with respect to who claims the children on dependency exemptions and under what circumstances.

Divorce agreements must also pay close attention to the division of pension accounts. Making sure that each party has received full disclosure as to the extent and nature of the value of the pension accounts and how they can be appropriately divided is of vital importance.

Darrow & Dietrich, S.C. with attorneys Dwight Darrow and Dean Dietrich have been handling family law cases for over thirty-five years. We handle cases in Sheboygan, Calumet, Manitowoc, Washington, and Ozaukee County. We are proud of the work we do. We work very hard to make sure that our clients have answers to all of their questions; that we have properly addressed issues that relate to minor children; child support; spousal support and property division. We provide cost effective representation and we go to court with you to make sure that exactly what you have agreed to becomes part of the judgment of divorce.

Give us a call at (920) 451-6100 to schedule a free consultation with a family law attorney. You may also visit our website to learn more about us, our experience, and our practice.