By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
I have written about this subject before, but because there is so much confusion about the hiring of a divorce lawyer, I feel it is important to write about it again.
The first issue one must decide after concluding that a divorce is inevitable, is whether or not to use professional assistance in terms of hiring a divorce lawyer. Because of the economy, many divorcing couples try “do it yourself” divorce. This is fine if you have no IRS debt, no credit card debt, and no assets that are joint. Where the danger lies is that you may have joint assets and not realize it! Then you are giving away your rights without know what they are.
I often say that not using a divorce lawyer is penny wise and pound foolish. And yes, divorce lawyers are not cheap. But if you have children, assets or debts at stake, don’t be foolish. Get a lawyer on your side.
How to choose one? Go for a consultation. Look around. A lawyer should not tell you only what you want to hear. He/she should know what he/she is talking about, has years of experience, a nice office and an experienced staff. Get a feel for compatability and trust. Do not hire a lawyer solely upon advertisements or hourly rates. Just because the hourly rate is low or the retainer is minimal, these are not good reasons to choose that divorce lawyer. For more information, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com.