If you are considering a separation, hiring a lawyer can make the process much easier. If you don’t hire an attorney to represent you, you will have to generate a separation agreement on your own. Even though this document has legal grounding if a witness observes the signatures, there is no guarantee that the separation agreement will cover every issue appropriately and fully protect you. Working with an attorney to generate the separation agreement ensures that all of your bases are covered.
Role Of An Attorney In A Separation
In the event that your separation leads to a divorce, retaining legal counsel early is important. A lawyer can play several roles in your separation and divorce, including:
Advocating for your interests throughout the duration of any legal action.
Negotiating a fair settlement on your behalf.
Referring to other professionals (like accountants) where necessary.
Reviewing your case completely and informing you about your obligations and rights within the case.
Choosing a Separation Lawyer
A legal separation is an emotional event, which is why choosing your lawyer is so important. In order for your lawyer to accurately represent your side of the story, you must be completely honest about events that may seem personal. It’s important that you are completely honest with your lawyer throughout the process. The relationship with your attorney should be founded on mutual trust and respect. Remember that attorney-client confidentiality will keep your information private. You can help support this attorney-client privilege by attending meetings with your attorney alone and making notes for yourself.
Your lawyer should make you feel confident as you proceed forward in the separation. An experienced attorney will be able to inform you about your rights and communicate your own responsibilities. If you have any questions, be sure to ask your attorney throughout the process to clarify your concerns.
The crafting of the separation agreement is an important step, since you want the document to fully cover the entirety of your case. Once a legal agreement is reached, it’s extremely difficult to overturn or add any additional requests. Working with a qualified attorney is the only way to ensure that your side of the story and your interests are represented.
Attorney Jonathan Meek has helped many individuals through this process. Contact Meek Law Firm today to have him assist you with your separation agreement. Call (704) 848-6335 or use the contact form on the right of this page to schedule a consultation appointment.