With divorce rates skyrocketing and running at an all time high in today’s ever changing socio-economic landscape, there are wide arrays of matters that may require you to consult with an attorney well versed in family law. Among these issues -divorce, separation, child custody matters, and paternity concerns are matters best left to the experts – especially considering the emotional and financial toll these troubles can exact on the individuals involved if not handled properly – and with tact.In the Avon, Connecticut area there are over twenty attorneys qualified to handle family law issues and, depending on the exact nature of your problem, you should be able to find one suited to your particular problem.
Ignore the overwhelming and normalurge to do it yourself. You may think that by doing so you will save a few dollars – you won’t. Ask anyone who, when faced with a family law issue, has armed themselves with a guidebook on family matters and then went to do battle in a court of law. Family law is complex and getting more so when one considers the implications of common-law relationships when it comes to legal issues.
In the field of family law, one size does not fit all and you would be well advised to engage an attorney specializing in your matter of concern. An excellent place to start your search is the LawInfo Lawyer Directory, especially if you are wading through unfamiliar terrain, and let’s face it – not many of us are prepared for the emotional turmoil of dealing with the disintegration of one’s family, not to mention the financial hardship that accompanies such trouble.
A word of caution is in order here – be sure to consider the long-term effect of any plan of action when discussing the matter with your lawyer. What may be a palatable solution in the short term may not serve you well in the long run. Particularly so – the thorny matters of child custody and financial support. When discussing these matters, there are no silly questions – if you are unsure of anything – ask your lawyer. That’s what you are paying them for. And make sure you are prepared to live with the long term consequences of any plan you decide upon.
After you, in consultation with your lawyer, have a proposed plan – spend some time reflecting on it. Sleep on it. This is no time for knee jerk reactions and a hasty decision will, more times than not, lead to a lot of regret.
Ignore the tendency to get the matter dealt with as quickly as possible. Talk to a trusted friend or colleague if you are inclined to discuss personal matters with others. If you are not so inclined and you are unsure of the counsel you have received from your lawyer, you may want to get a second opinion from another lawyer. The additional cost may be well worth it in the long run.