One of the most common mistakes a person hovering on the brink of a family law legal problem can make is to delay acquiring legal advice on how to handle the developing situation. While there is merit to researching general family law information online, the resulting data is not personal and specific to the individual requiring advice. Regrettably, these Internet searches can produce conflicting or incorrect information a person can mistakenly rely upon to their extreme detriment.
Most experienced family law attorneys provide either a low-cost or free initial consultation. In that meeting, a focus on specifics can lead to important and valuable information. The meeting can help the individual plan how to approach dealing with the other spouse, deal with their financial circumstances while they are going through the process of separating, and deal with parenting issues before they even file a family law legal action.
Skilled California family law attorneys are duty bound to support their clients in pursuing counseling and reconciliation when the parties are sincerely uncertain as to whether or not they wish to proceed with a family law action. Consequently, anyone hesitant to see an attorney because they feel the attorney will press them into proceeding with legal action is unjustified.
Even if the individual meeting with an attorney never retains that attorney, the information discussed in their meeting is strictly confidential and is privileged just like an attorney client exchange of information. Therefore, any worries that the person might have that this information could be shared with other people or their ex can be put to rest.
There is everything to gain and nothing to lose in meeting with an experienced family law attorney to explore your legal options. Delay only creates further problems by allowing a domestic situation to worsen when it could have been handled much more effectively sooner rather than later.