Four Reasons Why You Need Divorce Lawyers

Divorce can be one of the most stressful situations a person deals with in their lifetime and doing it alone can make an already tricky process unbearable. If you are in the process of filing for divorce or if you are thinking about it, you might have considered doing so alone with templates, online tutorials, and court-issued documents. In a perfect world, a DIY divorce might work, and it does for some, but humans are often a little more complicated than that, and divorce can turn ugly fast. When assets, finances, children, and property are in the mix, things can get more than a little heated, which is when the professionals can step in.

Since divorce lawyers know divorce law like the back of their hands, they can work to speed up the process and guarantee that it does not drag out unnecessarily. This can save you a great deal of money and time, not to mention that it will allow you to get your life back on track in the shortest time possible. Here at Riëtte Oosthuizen Attorneys, we are highly experienced in all facets of divorce and family law, and work hard to ensure that our clients receive the absolute best legal counsel and results. If you are thinking about divorce and wondering if you should do it alone, consider these four reasons why hiring professional divorce lawyers might be the best decision you can make.


  • You’ll Get Expert Advice at Every Turn 

One of the key reasons people hire divorce lawyers is that they need a well-versed professional in divorce law and the proceedings thereof. Experienced lawyers will ensure their clients get what they deserve and that there are no loopholes that catch them along the way. Added to this, they will have professional insight and experience when it comes to complicated matters such as the custody of children, financial debt, policies and investments, assets, future assets (such as inheritance or policy pay-outs), and more.

When you opt to work with professional divorce lawyers, they will ensure that you have all your i’s are dotted and have crossed all your t’s. By keeping ahead of the game, they will get you what is owed and make sure that you do not get the short end of the stick. Ultimately, this can save you a lot of money in the long run and make sure you get what is owed. Moreover, this can alleviate the stress of worrying about who will get which assets and guarantee a fair divorce proceeding.


  • It Alleviates Stress

Another undeniable benefit of consulting a professional divorce lawyer is the positive impact it will have on your mental health. Divorce is a highly stressful endeavour for anyone to go through and doing it all alone can make things feel even worse. In fact, according to top psychologists, divorce can be the most stressful thing that an individual goes through in their lifetime, especially if there are custody battles and financial woes. Added to this, the impact of stress can dramatically impact health by lowering the immune system. This can lead to physical and emotional disharmony and even a number of stress-related diseases such as high blood pressure or heart attacks.

Ultimately, divorce is stressful because it is filled with unknowns – how will the assets divide? How will you cope in a one-person household? Who will get custody of your children? Naturally, these unknowns can be scary, and this is why you need a professional. They can take care of the paperwork and the legal battles while you focus on rebuilding your life, focusing on family, and looking after your mental health. 


  • Clear Agreements

When you work with accredited divorce lawyers, you can rest assured that all paperwork will be legally binding and accurate. Divorce attorneys are well trained in legal language and will thus ensure that all documents are worded correctly and avoid any confusion. This diminishes the possibility of potential errors (which can be costly and further delay the process) and works to safeguard all your important demands. Moreover, their written documentation will be legally binding and lasting to ensure that all decisions are upheld. Choosing divorce lawyers thus ensures that all documentation accurately represents your wishes. 


  • They Can Offer Clarity and Help You to See Bigger Goals 

Divorce proceedings take a huge emotional toll on all parties concerned. If things have gotten bitter and conflict is rife, it can be hard to see the bigger picture. Sometimes, and unsurprisingly, individuals can get so caught up in the idea of “winning” that they can lose sight of the bigger picture.

An experienced divorce attorney will work to bring you the best agreement and help you figure out where you might need to compromise to attain your non-negotiables. Added to this, divorce lawyers are emotionally invested in their client and as such, can offer solid, practical advice and act as a sounding board when you need to resolve legal or financial issues. Likewise, they can also support you in deciding what battles are worth spending money on. Since they work with families rather than large-scale corporations, they know how important it is to save your money and understand that it is a finite resource. This gives you the chance to see the bigger picture and work towards a better life after your divorce.


Contact Riëtte Oosthuizen Attorneys for Professional Support

If you need expert legal advice and support, then it's well worth chatting to a professional divorce lawyer at our firm. With over two decades of experience to our name, we are highly respected litigators in the industry and have represented a range of clients across several industries. When it comes to divorce and family law, we have great experience regarding the rights of children, custody, parental contact, primary residence, child abduction, and other complex issues, including the division of assets and property.

We can handle sensitive and challenging situations with professionalism and care and hold client-attorney privilege in the highest regard. We pride ourselves on integrity and work hard to ensure that the rights of our clients are upheld. We are knowledgeable on all aspects of divorce law and understand its complex and ever-evolving nature. This is why we have successfully helped so many clients with their divorces over the years and given them the best foundation on which to start their next chapter.

If you need the guidance of trusted divorce lawyers, contact our team at Riëtte Oosthuizen Attorneys today.