Allegheny County family law cases can be quite time consuming and expensive, but not hiring counsel to represent you in your case can be even more expensive. If you are considering starting a case or are in the middle of a PA family law case having an experienced on your side can provide you with many benefits, some of which you may not even be aware. To find out more about how a Pennsylvania family law attorney can benefit your case continue reading our blog of the day.
When it comes to representing yourself in a family law matter, consider the potential consequences in each type of family law matter:
1. Divorce: Without the right representation on your side, you could give up rights to property to which you are entitled or even waive claims to spousal support. With all of the technicalities involved in pleading a case and following proper procedure, even licensed attorneys can get tripped up. Don't go the cheap route by hiring a less-skilled attorney or by doing it yourself - when you see the damage that's done, you may realize too late that it will cost you more to fix it than if you had consulted the right attorney to get the job done in the first place.
2. Child Custody: Are you getting the full amount of visitation to which you are entitled? There are several factors the court can consider in ordering a custody arrangement but if you don't know how to properly present them to the court, you can end up losing out on time with your children, time which is priceless. This shouldn't be left to chance.
3. Child Support: There are so many things to be considered when calculating a child support amount. Whether you are paying or receiving child support, if you are relying on the court to just punch numbers into a computer program for you without considering your real-life expenses and challenges, you are likely not paying or receiving the appropriate amount of child support. Our Pittsburgh child support attorneys make sure the number makes sense for you and for your family.
4. Prenuptial Agreement: Presumably if you are entering a prenuptial agreement, you are doing so to protect yourself from future liability. If you don't have a lawyer look at that agreement, though, you may find yourself in a situation in which the agreement is overturned, exposing you to the very liability you were trying to avoid. It will very likely cost less for you to have our Allegheny County prenuptial agreement lawyers draft and review a prenuptial agreement for you than to pay alimony or a higher share of equitable distribution in the future if the agreement you drafted on your own isn't upheld.
Your children and your financial future deserve the skilled and knowledgeable representation that our Pittsburgh family law attorneys can provide. Don't gamble with yours or your children's futures. Contact us today for a consultation to learn how we can serve you.