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Do I Need a Lawyer When Filing for Divorce in Riverside?

When one begins to consider the possibility of divorce, it may soon become apparent that divorces entail far more than emotional and personal difficulties; they involve the law. In order to legally dissolve a marriage, you must do so through legal channels. At times of tremendous emotional upheaval and during experiences that may leave you understandably concerned about your future, dealing with an unfamiliar and impersonal legal system can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, our Riverside divorce lawyers are here to support local Riverside residents through their divorce proceedings, as well as any related family law matters they may encounter.

For a variety of reasons, many individuals feel reluctant, hesitant, or unsure as to whether they need a divorce lawyer. As working with an experienced attorney can make all the difference in your legal experience and the outcome of your case, our firm has compiled a few of the most common misconceptions we hear from our clients about this subject:

I Can File for Divorce Myself
This is among the most common beliefs about the divorce process. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the most disastrous. While it is true that you have the right to file for divorce without an attorney, you must consider what you risk by working without one. For one, divorce proceedings can create a profound and long-term impact on your life, including your personal well-being, finances, and future. The judgments reached during a divorce – including issues such as property division and spousal support – can affect you for years to come. Can you afford to lose your property, pay excessive spousal support, or have judgments that are not in your best interests? When you work without an attorney, these risks are magnified.

When children are involved in a divorce, the stakes are even higher. When individuals do not have a solid grasp of their rights or are unfamiliar with the legal intricacies and requirements of a divorce, they risk suffering negative consequences during child support, child custody, and visitation proceedings. Your child's best interests will always be considered, and an attorney can help you protect both your children's interests and yours.

Serious Complications can Arise
Although all divorce proceedings are unique, they still all present the possibility for complications. This is especially true if extenuating circumstances are involved, including matters such as contested divorce, domestic abuse, false allegations, and others. With our experience, we are able to see complications before they arise and are able to handle the curve balls thrown your way.

Lawyers Don't Care About Your Case
Our firm cannot speak about the ethics or work of other attorneys. We can attest, however, to the fact that our Riverside divorce attorneys truly strive to support our clients at all stages of their legal and personal journeys. We are here for our clients when they are in need, we deliver personal attention, and we fight to protect their interests. We became lawyers to help others in need navigate the difficulties of the legal system, and we are gratified when we deliver the results they deserve. We are understand the financial burdens these proceedings can create, which is why we offer affordable legal services, including flexible payment plans and arrangements designed to fit your financial situation.

At Diefer Law Group, PC, we use our experience and passion to provide the highest quality service and support possible. We have helped many clients obtain successful resolutions in the past and we have seen many individuals who have suffered the unfortunate results of trying to handle these cases on their own. Divorce and other family law matters are life-changing experiences. Make sure you have the support and assistance you need to ensure that these changes are positive.

To learn more about the importance of working with a divorce lawyer in Riverside and how our firm can help, request a case evaluation or call (951) 330-4650 today.