A lawyer can explain how the law applies to your situation. You can make an appointment with a lawyer at any stage of a process and learn the basics. You need to know:
The law provides guidance and standards. It does not provide answers to your specific marital concerns. How the law applies to your circumstances can be interpreted in various ways leading to different outcomes. The law may provide an answer; it may not be the answer that works for you and your family. You need to know more than the law to be successful. The law provides a legal framework for settlement and it is critical that your concerns be considered in crafting solutions that work for you and your family.
If you could plan for the best outcome, what would that look like? You are the expert about you and your family. Collaborative professionals are experts in the law, family dynamics, financial issues and navigating emotional currents that sometimes swirl around divorcing couples. There is a difference between advice and support:
In the end, you have to live with the consequences of your decisions; choose wisely.