Delta, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/07/2014 -- Some individuals entering divorce proceedings are tempted to go Pro Se; representing themselves…litigating alone with the courts, and the attorney of the spouse. But this is exhausting. Divorce is emotionally demanding, with a stressful workload and time obligation. There is a lot to know at the state and local level. Legal-Yogi would like to persuade individuals to find a local divorce lawyer that will defend their legal rights:
- The Problem with Pro Se Litigation
- The Benefits of Legal Representation
- The Importance of Location
- Finding Local Legal Help
The Problem with Pro Se Litigation
Most people on the internet who have gone with Pro Se Litigation say they would never do it again. They will talk about how hard it was to go through all the research, hours, and correspondence by themselves…along with the emotional weight of the divorce. There is so much to know and interpret. The specifics of laws in different states can vastly complicate the process.
The Benefits of Legal Representation
A Divorce lawyers will serve more efficiently. Paying attention to legislation is already in their job description. Alone, extra actions like petitions and motions with the court are more difficult…at this point many in Pro Se give up. Most of all, the skill, savvy and experience of a divorce attorney comes nearly mandatory in negotiations (property division, alimony, support, and custody).
Having a lawyer that is familiar with the district where the divorce is being filed is advisable. They will know the judges, the court procedure, and possibly the other attorney.
The Importance of Location
The location of the lawyer is comparably important to specialty and expertise. This is especially the case if the filing spouse lives in a different state. This state almost always ends up being the state in which the divorce proceedings are held, the state that holds jurisdiction over the case, and the state which applies their divorce laws.
A spouse may think of trying to overrule the measure by filing in their own state and moving the divorce, but the courts always give priority to the state of the spouse who files first.
No matter if it is the filing spouse or the non-filing spouse; the best help comes with a local divorce lawyer in the court district of initiation.
Finding Local Legal Help
The best local divorce lawyer is not only up to date on state laws…
Their familiarity with the local courts (court district, judges, and other attorneys) will also bolster representation.
Legal-Yogi.com is a consumer web database and help service that can address the initial questions of divorce and other legal issues. Their team of professionals is well equipped to answer any question, and can connect consumers with the right legal help. Call 866-964-9644 for a free consultation.