Family Courts have made it easier for the individual to make their way through the system without the need for an attorney, so why do you need one?
Proceedings in family court tend to be cases with a high amount of emotion involved with them. With your family going through hardship there is a chance that emotions can be overwhelming and cloud your better judgment. This is just one factor pointing towards the necessity of hiring an attorney when dealing with family court. Attorneys know and understand the hardships that you are going through, but more so they know the importance of having someone take an outside look at the situation. Attorneys are there to be that outside view and use that and their knowledge of the law help you develop a plan that is in your best interest.
Attorneys are there to provide knowledge and experience to your case so that you don’t have to feel overwhelmed with all the court procedures.
Finally, it’s always an advantage to know your options. Your attorney is there to guide you through the process and counsel you on your options and the consequences that might arise with each. With this advantage you can plan and take the best course of action for you and your family.
Even if you have already started a family case without an attorney, you can almost always retain an attorney to help with the next step.