HowTo Decide To Get A Divorce

by Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

Deciding to divorce is a life changing decision… it is like deciding to change careers, quit a job, move away to another state, having a baby, getting remarried.  It is a decision that changes the course of one’s life.  In some cases it is necessary, in some cases it is for the better.  Deciding to divorce is not to be taken lightly.

Certainly, if there is domestic violence in the marriage, that is a no brainer.  You will be better off alone.  In cases where there is financial ruin caused by your spouse, that, too, is a no brainer.  You will be better off alone.  In cases where there are constantly sleepless nights, that, too, is a no brainer.  You will be better off alone. 

In other marriages, whether to divorce or not, is not so clear.  There are people out there who can help you decide whether to leave or stay.  One such team member is a therapist, psychologist, or marriage counselor.  These experts can assist you in realizing your present state, your goals and how to get there. 

Another such team member is your divorce lawyer.  With a consultation with a divorce lawyer, you can educate yourself as to what your legal marital rights are, and whether or not you should exercise them or give them up by staying put.  With an education from a divorce lawyer, you can weigh the pros and cons of leaving the marriage.  

You also have your trusted friends and family, who, perhaps, see things more clearly than you do.  They are, and will be your support group in the event you go forward with a divorce. 

Lastly, trust your instincts, while you realize that life is short.  It is ultimately your decision as to how you want to spend it.  For more information about this or other divorce topics, 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 for more information. 

 

Choosing A Divorce Lawyer

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.

The importance of a consultation with a divorce lawyer.

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

Many divorcing couples are trying to save money by doing their own divorce.  This is penny wise and pound foolish.  You don’t know your rights.

Where couples are in debt, suffering bad credit,  job loss, it is tempting to try to do the divorce yourself.  But there can be non marital property, inheritences, secreted bank accounts, alimony issues and other complex facts of the case that the parties don’t know how to deal with.  You may not even realize you have legal rights to certain things.

That is why it is important to consult with an attorney.  Attorneys are expensive for a reason.  It takes money to make money.  Don’t sell yourself or your case short.  Know your options and your case strategy.  Get an education and then make your decisions.  You can’t waive rights intelligently if you don’t know what they are.

For more information about this or other divorce topics, consult with one of the attorneys at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com.