If you are going through the process of a divorce, chances are good that you’re overwhelmed, stressed out, and unsure of what you are supposed to do next. Since most people go through only one or two divorces over the course of a lifetime, each divorce is often an exercise in getting past a steep learning curve. Having the services of a legal resource group not only saves you money but can also help you stay calm and organized. One service that this type of group can provide is handling your court paperwork. Are you wondering whether this is the right option for you? Read on to find out the advantages of having a legal resource group take care of your court paperwork.
Forgetting or Losing a Form Will Hold Up Everything
Divorces come with a lot of paperwork; that’s actually an understatement. Every form you need to fill out will have a deadline. Holding up that deadline has consequences. Sometimes you might be held in contempt of court, but other times it will hold up the works or cause you to be negatively impacted when it comes to properly presenting your case.
Your legal resource group will know when your forms are due and what will happen if they’re not sent in on time. In addition, they’ll keep them all organized for you. Remember, your legal resource group has done this before; they have more experience with divorce paperwork than you do. Trust your legal professionals when it comes to making sure that everything is submitted on time.
Your Legal Resource Group Knows How to Fill Out the Forms
Are you struggling to find all of the documents that you need to include on your divorce paperwork? Maybe you’re not even sure if you need to include certain documents or if you have the right forms in the first place. When it comes to your financial disclosures, who needs to include what in their respective documents? Do you know how to answer all of the questions asked of you by your soon-to-be ex?
These are questions that many people have when they are navigating the divorce process. Legal professionals such as those who work at legal resource groups know what needs to be included, how to make sure the forms are filled out in their entirety, and which documents need to accompany each form. Getting your forms filled out properly the first time can save you time and money later. This is a task that you can easily delegate to them, leaving you free to handle the other issues that come up during the process of splitting one household into two.
You Have Enough on Your Mind as It Is
Divorce is one of the most stressful events that you might go through in your lifetime. This is particularly true if your partner was abusive or cheated on you. It might be even more stressful if children are involved; you’re not only worried about the custody arrangements but also how they are going to handle the stress of having divorcing parents. With so much on your mind, it can be difficult to focus on mundane tasks like filling out and keeping track of paperwork pertaining to the divorce.
Now is the time for you to focus on healing: Learn how to manage your finances as a single adult if you have always combined your income and your obligations with your spouse. Take care of yourself by eating properly, exercising daily, and getting enough rest. Tend to your children; make sure they’re coping and seek professional counseling if they aren’t. Let your legal resource group handle the paperwork and other tasks that you don’t necessarily need to do by yourself.
Good Organization Can Help You Win Your Case
Imagine walking confidently into the courtroom, knowing that your paperwork is under control and that you have the answers that the judge is going to be asking for. Even if you can’t afford an expensive private lawyer, you can be well-prepared for your case by hiring a legal resource group to help you with your paperwork and to make sure you’re ready for your court date. This will give you a great confidence boost!
The more prepared you are, the better you will present yourself. If you have all of your ducks in a row, you will be more likely to make a good impression on the judge. This can help you win your case.
You Might Even Save Money at Tax Time
Did you know that certain legal and divorce-related expenses are deductible come tax time? You’ll need to talk to a tax attorney for specifics regarding your case, but having your paperwork organized and in one central location will make it much easier for your accountant. When you’re going through a divorce, your financial situation will likely change and not for the better, so saving money on your tax bill can help more than you might think.
A Legal Resource Group Can Save and Store Everything
After your divorce is over, you will want to sigh with relief. It will be time to move out of the home you shared with your spouse (or watch them move to their own apartment or home), get into a new routine with your children, and put your financial and emotional houses back in order. The last thing you want to do is go through divorce paperwork and decide what to save and what to keep. Your legal resource group can handle this last task for you. They can keep your forms and documents save and stored away so if you ever need them again, you know where they’ll be. If not, you won’t have to deal with any of it again.
A divorce is a traumatic event, and National Family Solutions wants to make it easier for our clients. If you are in the process of getting separated or divorced, we can provide services for much less financial investment than you would make with a private divorce attorney. We can handle all of your paperwork and walk you through the process of representing yourself in court.