There are some divorces which never seem to end because one or both spouses are high-conflict people. This may be due to mental illness, to personality types, or just to good ol' fashioned greed. Whatever the reason for ongoing battles in your divorce, if you are tired of it and you have been doing this process for years, it may be time to get a divorce attorney. Here is how this legal professional can help.
Argue for a Final Ruling
If your divorce is not final after three years, there is something wrong with the way it is being handled. A divorce attorney can file and argue for a final ruling, which prevents further proceedings on the same issues. It also ends your divorce effectively on the day of the hearing, so long as the judge is inclined to make that ruling. Additionally, any arguments you still have about your children, your assets, your home, and so on can also have a final ruling in court. Your lawyer knows what paperwork to file for this and how to make that argument so you can rest quietly in court.
Block "He Said, She Said" Statements
Sometimes the biggest headache with divorces is figuring out who actually said what with regards to the important matters in divorce. Having a lawyer intervene means you have a witness, and not just any witness, but one who records everything that is said and can read or play it back to the courts. The non-stop badgering and fighting takes a back seat when your lawyer intervenes on your behalf and cuts out the verbal nonsense between you and your ex. This also occurs in court, because the way a courtroom operates when you have legal representation is very different than when you and your ex are there unrepresented.
Act as the Communications Go-Between
Some long-suffering clients find that they just cannot stand to speak or write to the other person anymore. It is too much and they just want someone to communicate for them. A divorce lawyer can provide that service, which includes communication regarding upcoming important dates, appointments for the children, etc. You tell your lawyer what you want your ex to know, and then your lawyer writes a precise email to your ex or leaves a phone message to that effect. Both of you know exactly what your lawyer said/wrote, and there is no arguments or insane behavior from your ex to deal with.
For more information, contact local professionals like Gordon Liebmann Attorneys at Law.