Do You Really Have To Hire An Attorney?

At Ryan Family Law P.C., we have several clients who come to us after their divorce or custody dispute has been finalized. They handled their divorce without an attorney, and now they want to go back to make changes to the final orders that have been entered. Unfortunately, in many circumstances, these clients will be unable to revisit the agreements in place, and they are stuck living with the consequences of their decisions.

We wanted to take a few moments to discuss some of the reasons why you should hire an attorney to help you with your family law case. Certainly there are many advantages to working with an experienced attorney, so feel free to reach out to us if you have questions or concerns about your specific case.

Mistakes Can Cost You

Sometimes, it can cost money to do things right the first time. But, consider the alternative: if you handle your own divorce or custody case, you are going to make mistakes. Even the most prepared person is going to be quickly overwhelmed by the various issues that will arise in his or her case. This may result in decisions being made before they are fully thought out, and this can cause serious problems down the road.

You really do only have one chance to get things right. Under Illinois law, there are limited opportunities available to go back and revisit the orders that have been completed in your case. Your attorney will be able to make sure that you fully understand the scope of the decisions that you are making at such an important time.

You Do Not Know What You Are Entitled To Under The Law

If you try to handle your case without the advice of an experienced attorney, you are going to be at a significant disadvantage. You may have expectations about what you think will happen in your case. In many situations, the plans that you have will be derailed the very first time you have discussions with the other party involved in the case.

If you have an attorney working for you, you will know upfront what to expect with your case. You will be able to ask questions about the law and the process, and your attorney will be able to help you understand what this means for your particular case. An experienced lawyer will be able to pursue a solution that protects your future.

Your Attorney Is Your Advocate

These are disputes between people who once loved one another. There will be extremely high emotions at all times. You may lose focus, and make decisions based upon anger or frustration, and this can cause significant harm to your case.

As your lawyers, we strive to help you retain control over what is happening. We are working on your behalf to solve the problems that you are going through. We are committed to making sure that you have someone standing up for you at all times, even when you feel that you lack the strength to do it on your own. You can trust us to be prepared for anything and everything that may happen in your case.

Schedule A Free, Half-Hour Consultation

To speak to us about your family law question, please call our Elgin office at 847-586-0161 or send us an email. We are happy to sit down with you to discuss how we at Ryan Family Law P.C., can help with your case.