Friday, February 10, 2012

Why Hire an Attorney When I Can Do It Myself?

This is a regular question family law attorneys are asked by prospective litigants.  In this age of Internet ready legal forms you may find yourself asking this question as well.  However, as practitioners we see this question as being analogous to asking yourself "why go to the doctor to have stitches put in when I can do it myself. "

Sure, you could stitch yourself up but more than likely you would leave a bigger scar than having someone with a specialized skill set assist you. 

When it comes to some of the most foundational and important matters in your life, your children and your financial well-being, do you really want to risk leaving a scar that remains for the rest of your life?

Our Family law attorneys know the law and what you are entitled to. A good family law attorney can provide you with the framework to get your life back on track and even avoid potential issues in the future.   The skills an attorney has acquired through litigation experience is invaluable.  If you don’t have a lawyer you may miss important deadlines during the divorce proceeding such as discovery which could result in contempt findings or other unwanted findings.  Further, there are countless rules that an attorney should know about getting evidence admitted into a court of law. You cannot just show all of the things you want to a Judge, there are rules and procedures in place that determine what a Judge can take into consideration.  Our lawyers will be able to guide you through the process so you can feel confident about your case and the Judge will be able to hear all of the relevant evidence.

At Hollingsworth & Zivitz, P.C., our team has the experience, the understanding, and the compassion to assist with your family law needs. If you have questions or concerns regarding divorce, custody, support, or any other family law concerns contact our firm at 317.569.2200 or

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