Going through a divorce is an incredibly difficult and painful process. Here you not only lose the person you love the most – your partner, but you also lose the whole 'world' that you had built up together. In other words you will probably lose your home, you will be ostracized by friends, and you will even lose some of your belongings. Nothing can stop this being a painful time, however if you are smart and act early, and if you use lawyers to help you, then you can minimize the damage and you can very often at least salvage a number of your belongings.
A divorce lawyer has many different roles. First of all, they are tasked with representing you in court, and in negotiating with the lawyers of your ex partner out of court. By facilitating your conversation with your ex partner, they can this way help to keep things much more civil and professional and this prevails you from having to have painful and often rather messy conversations with your partner that everyone would rather not have.
At the same time by negotiating the terms of your settlement with your partners' lawyers they will fight in order to get you the very best terms and to ensure that you keep as many of your marriages as possible, and to ensure that the divorce proceedings go through as smoothly and as fruitfully as they can.
These are the obvious roles of the divorce lawyer and what they do on the surface. However at the same time they can also help you in many other ways. For instance a divorce lawyer will be able to help you by discussing with you the best course of action and can act as a consultant in this capacity. This is a highly valuable role of the divorce lawyer as it enables you to avoid making any mistakes that could unnecessarily slow down the process or that could unnecessarily throw fuel on the fire.
At the same time your lawyer can help advise you on the various ways it might be possible to protect your assets from the settlement. For instance you may decide to take out something along the lines of a Swiss annuity, or you may decide to give away some expensive items to close friends and relatives. It is important to do this all within the boundaries of what is legal, and this is what the divorce lawyers can help you with.
As well as discussing the financial aspects of your divorce and who will gain ownership of your various affiliations, it is also important to think about the emotional aspects of your divorce – for instance if you have children then it's very important to make sure that you have discussed with them as honestly as possible what is happening and that you both work to do what is best for them.
By using lawyers as well as taking time and effort to make provisions, it is possible to ensure that our divorce goes as smoothly as possible.