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The Risks of Representing Yourself in a Family Law Case

     If you are considering representing yourself in a divorce case, think twice. While it may seem like a cost-saving measure, the risks and complexities of divorce law make it a challenging task for someone without legal expertise. Hiring our office can provide you with the professional legal representation you need to navigate your divorce case successfully. In this blog post, I will explore the pitfalls of representing yourself in a divorce case and why hiring our office is a wise choice.

  1. In-Depth Knowledge of Divorce Law

Divorce law is complex and varies from state to state. Without proper legal training and experience, it is easy to misinterpret or misunderstand the legal requirements, procedures, and documentation needed for a divorce case. Our office has over 30 years of experience representing clients in dissolution cases, paternity cases, contested child custody and visitation matters, and addressing child and spousal support issues. 

  1. Customized Legal Strategies

Every divorce case is unique, with different facts, circumstances, and issues at play. I will provide you with a customized legal strategy tailored to your specific situation. I will carefully analyze your case, consider all relevant legal issues, and develop a strategy that aligns with your goals and protects your rights. 

  1. Objective and Professional Representation

Divorce cases can be emotionally charged, and it’s easy to let your emotions take over when representing yourself. Additionally, emotions can cloud your judgment and lead to impulsive or irrational decisions that may harm your case in the long run. I can provide you with objective and professional representation, helping you make informed decisions based on the law and facts, rather than emotions. I handle all communication and negotiation with the other party or their attorney, ensuring that your case is approached in a strategic and level-headed manner.

  1. Familiarity with Procedural Rules

Divorce cases involve specific procedural rules that govern how cases are handled in court. These rules can be complex and technical, and failing to comply with them can result in delays, mistakes, or even dismissal of your case. I have a deep understanding of the procedural rules in divorce cases, including deadlines for filing documents, rules of evidence, and courtroom procedures. I will ensure that all necessary documents are filed correctly, and all deadlines are met, preventing any procedural errors that could harm your case.

  1. Access to Resources and Expertise

As a professional law firm, my office has access to extensive legal resources and expertise that can benefit your divorce case. This includes conducting thorough legal research, analyze case law, statutes, and legal precedents, and use this knowledge to build a strong legal argument on your behalf. Our resources and expertise give us an edge in crafting a compelling case strategy and advocating for your best interests in court.

  1. Minimizing Risks and Costly Mistakes

Representing yourself in a divorce case can lead to costly mistakes that may have long-term consequences. These mistakes can include errors in legal documents, missed deadlines, or procedural missteps. Such mistakes can result in delays, court sanctions, or even losing your case. Hiring my office can minimize these risks and prevent costly mistakes. I will handle all the legal aspects of your case with precision and attention to detail, ensuring that your rights are protected and your case is presented effectively in court.

    To discuss the specifics of your particular situation, I invite you to schedule a free, no obligation telephone consultation with me personally. Just click the schedule now button to select a mutually convenient date and time.

     Thank you for considering the Law Offices of Steven A. Wolvek.