When is the right time to meet with a divorce lawyer?
This is the question that many Texas residents have when they think that a divorce may be in their future, but aren’t quite sure if they are willing to give up on their marriage just yet.
Oftentimes, people in this situation are hesitant to reach out to a lawyer because they think it means that they are admitting failure or they are definitely going to get a divorce.
However, like we have told men and women a countless number of times in the past, meeting with a family law lawyer does not definitely mean that you are going to get a divorce.
Meeting with a family law lawyer is simply an educational step in which you get the information you need in order to make a good decision about going forward with your life.
There might be some lawyers out there who think that you would be wasting their time by meeting with them to discuss the possibility of getting a divorce, but we are not like them. We are here to provide you with information so that you can make the best possible choice for yourself and your family.
Additionally, as seasoned family law lawyers, we know the importance of getting legal advice and guidance before taking steps such as moving out of the house or separating. We prefer to first meet with our clients before these moves have been taken, when possible.
That’s because the arrangement of the separation can affect many issues to the divorce such as property division, child custody and parenting time arrangements.
The bottom line is that talking to a lawyer is always a good idea, no matter if you are sure about going through divorce or not. In the event that your marriage cannot be saved, meeting with a lawyer right away can help protect your rights and interests.
See our page on Separation & Divorce Planning for more information.