5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Lawyer For Your Family Matter

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Lawyer For Your Family Matter

In an ideal world, no one would need a lawyer. But unfortunately, as life has it, it is not an ideal world. Family law proceedings are particularly not for the faint-hearted. The truth is, if you find yourself in the midst of a relationship or marriage breakdown, you do need a lawyer and here are 5 reasons why:


Chances are if you have found yourself in the middle of family legal proceedings, you may be feeling hurt, disappointed, angry and frustrated at the breakdown of your relationship or the way your spouse has behaved since the separation. If there are children, fear may have also set in that you may lose your children to your spouse and that you will no longer have a close bond with your child/children. It is likely going to be difficult to be objective in such instances and approach your matter with the level head and strategy it requires in order to get the best outcome. A lawyer is there to provide that objective voice and help you navigate through your matter in the best way possible.

Cases where at least one party is self-represented will typically be more complicated, take longer and be more stressful than a case where both parties are represented by a lawyer. While perceived costs savings may be your initial motivator, as your case proceeds you may find that the time and effort you spend navigating through the legal system and the stress you experience may not be worth it after all.

Court is just not like TV and often requires steps and procedures that are not presented on TV. It is often the case that self-represented litigants find themselves surprised at the background steps required before a case finds itself in front of a judge. A lawyer will know the process from point a to z, which will save time and the associated feelings of frustration and disappointment when a self-represented litigant misses a step and has to repeat the same process.

As long as your story may be, and as much as you may know it better than anyone else, not everything will be relevant to the matters before the court and the evidence required by the judge in order to make a decision on your case. A lawyer, through knowledge and experience, will help you funnel the information you provide so that the only information and evidence that finds itself before a Judge is relevant and material to your case. If self-representing, you may very well find yourself seeking to rely on evidence you believe is crucial, only to be told that it is legally inadmissible. A lawyer will be knowledgeable on what is and what is not legally admissible.

While I do not doubt there are some incredibly smart and capable people out there, who despite not being legally trained, are well vested in their rights and obligations, the majority of individuals are not as aware. A lawyer will be able to advise you of your legal rights and obligations at the beginning of your matter and throughout, as different situations arise that you may not have anticipated.

If you do decide to represent yourself, a lawyer may still be able to help you by providing you with advice and guidance, or help you with aspects of your case as opposed to the whole matter. You are welcome to book a FREE 15-minute call with a lawyer to find out if  RM Law Group can help you with your matter. You may book online using the link on the right-hand side of this page or call RM Law Group on 780-851-7624.

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