BARRY SANDERS BLOG
Going through a divorce is tough for anyone because it’s usually a brand new experience and the process has a very steep learning curve. Additionally, everything depends on the circumstances specific to each couple, which means that every divorce is unique.
You can find general advice on how to get through the process from many different sources, such as friends who have been through it or online resources. However, much of that information may not be applicable to your exact situation.
Anyone who has gone through divorce (myself included) will tell you that it’s very difficult to sift through all the information that’s out there to find something specific to your case, and it’s often even harder to understand how it applies.
This is why I think it is crucial to have representation on your side who you can trust to look out for your best interests.
I was fortunate in my divorce to have a very good attorney who helped explain the difficult legal concepts and the best course of action I should take. In the end, I was able to remain very involved in the lives of my children, which is what I wanted most.
However, the family courts traditionally favor women, and many deserving fathers out there who attempt to navigate a divorce alone do not end up in a similar situation. This is why it’s important to have law firms that focus on protecting men through the divorce process.
I wasn’t aware of Cordell & Cordell when I went through divorce, but their mission to fight for the rights of men and fathers is definitely a much-needed service. While there are plenty of resources and help out there for women, divorce is an area where men often find themselves at a disadvantage.
An attorney that focuses on protecting the rights of fathers will help ensure that everything possible is done to get you the time you deserve with your children.
Without professional legal help, it is easy for the courts to default the mother as primary parent while turning the father into every man’s worst nightmare — a weekend dad. You should do everything you can to keep yourself in your children’s lives, and hiring a good lawyer is the single best piece of advice I can give from my experience.
While it’s no secret that divorce attorneys aren’t cheap, the benefits of having a professional on your side throughout this unpredictable and difficult time of your life is worth the cost.
There are plenty of unknowns out there that will impact the outcome of your divorce, including the judge assigned to your case, the willingness of your spouse to negotiate in good faith, the important issues that must be resolved, etc.A good attorney will be able to explain the complexities of the law in a way that you will understand and ensure your rights are protected.