We recommend that you hire an attorney if you are contemplating filing a family-law matter with the court (divorce, legal separation, annulment, adoption, contempt, protection order) or if your spouse or former partner has filed an action with the Court and you are a named party, grandparent rights matters, etc.
The court system, with its many statutory rules, rules of procedure, rules of evidence and filing or disclosure deadlines can be intimidating and confusing. Further, it can be overwhelming trying to determine which evidence is needed for trial and how to ensure that the evidence is properly admitted. If you do not have an attorney, you will still be expected to follow all the rules that attorneys follow. If your spouse has an attorney and you do not, you will not be on a level playing field and could be at a huge disadvantage. Please consider hiring a divorce attorney to protect your best interests and to seek the best interests of your children.
Finding the right family law attorney can be a tricky process. You will be looking for someone in whom you can entrust sensitive information and who will provide expert advice during the divorce process. You will want someone who listens to you, identifies and understands your objectives and is accessible in-person, by phone and by email. You will want to hire legal counsel with substantial experience in the area of family law and preferably someone who practices family law exclusively. The attorney you retain can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. For many of our clients, it has made all the difference in the world.
We understand how challenging and stressful the divorce process can be. There are a number of difficulties people face in these situations, even when couples are cooperative. For couples with children, custody matters can be among the most challenging and emotional issues to deal with. There are also a number of complexities that can arise when dividing property and debts. Finally, trying to understand how child support and maintenance (alimony) work can be exhausting.
Consider entrusting your case to Tony Jarrett. Mr. Jarrett has over 20 years’ experience and practices exclusively in the area of family law. He will help guide you through this difficult process, help you identify and work toward obtaining your objectives and provide superior litigation skills in the event your case does not settle.