Most people simply don’t know what to look for in a Louisville divorce lawyer. In fact, many divorce cases in Louisville and throughout Kentucky are initially filed without an attorney. Why do you need a lawyer for your divorce and what should you look for in a divorce attorney?
The primary reason you need a divorce lawyer is to save you time, hassle and money. This obviously sounds backward when compared with the old perspective that lawyers work to drive division between the parties in order to drive up their fees in a divorce. This simply isn’t the case.
The primary source of expense in a divorce is genuine disagreement between the parties. There are as many reasons for people to disagree during a divorce as there are divorces, however the most common include:
- Child custody and parenting time
- Property Distribution and the Family Home
- Business or Professional Practice Valuation and Division
- Retirement and Investment Account Identification and Division
The time and money associated with almost every divorce in Louisville is directly associated to the amount of disagreement between the parties. A family law judge recently remarked ‘I ask everyone who appears before me (without an attorney) how long they’ve been trying to get divorced. The answer is “more than a year” in almost every case.’
How can you accomplish your goals in a divorce and what should you look for in a Louisville divorce lawyer? Look for a lawyer or firm who has served the Louisville area for decades. You should also look for an attorney who is easy to talk to and with whom you feel comfortable. You will need a skilled attorney who can help you to understand each issue along the way and help you to accomplish your goals and objectives.
Dodd & Dodd invites you to review the strong recommendations of our former clients and the legal industry. Our experienced Louisville family law attorneys are not only proven, we help our clients to work through and separate the emotion of the experience from the issues at hand. This not only helps to resolve matters more quickly, it helps our clients to make important decisions with a clearer and more informed mind.
Now that you know a little more about a divorce and what to look for in a Louisville divorce lawyer we invite you to contact Dodd & Dodd or call 502-584-1108 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced experienced Louisville family law attorneys.