When Marietta couples divorce, there is much more than just talking to friends who have gone through their own divorces. While friends and others who have been through divorce often have their own advice about the process, getting through a complex divorce is more than just listening to advice.The best way to protect your rights is to know your rights, which is why it is so important for anyone going through a divorce to work closely with a family law attorney.

Family law attorneys have seen all types of divorce and are familiar with the ins and outs of divorce. They can advise clients, as well as put them in touch with other divorce professionals, such as coaches, financial planners and others who can help you with the emotional and complex nature of divorce.

There may be some people in Georgia who say that divorce can be done without the cost of lawyers, but when something goes wrong in divorce, it is only you that will have to deal with the consequences. Working with a lawyer comes with a cost, but it also comes with a greater assurance that a divorce settlement will be binding, that it will be done correctly and that it does a good job of protecting your interests.

Divorce can be difficult and talking with those people who have been through the process is an important step in knowing what to expect. At the same time, people going through divorce need to understand that everyone’s divorce is unique and that the advice of a friend can only go so far.

Source: The Huffington Post, “The 5 Worst Mistakes People Make During Divorce,” Michelle Rozen, July 24, 2013