Careful planning is necessary when seeking the final resolution of a complex matter, such as custody or divorce. We’ve seen too many do-it-yourself divorce and custody decrees that leave people fighting for years over custody arrangements or struggling to meet onerous financial settlement terms agreed to under enormous emotional strain. These poor agreements are difficult and expensive to overturn, so hiring attorneys to assist is truly important to your future and that of your children.
A decree can shape when and under what conditions you will be able to see and interact with your children, which in turn shapes your relationships and your children’s development. Making financial decisions under stress is never a good idea, but to “save money,” people do it without help. They end up losing much, much more in the long run.