Although the Commonwealth of Massachusetts does not require you to hire an attorney to help you with any child support related issues, it is highly recommended. This holds particularly true for couples that simply cannot agree to terms, which happens in the vast majority of cases. The bottom line is that when couples disagree a judge will typically need to get involved. That means the ruling can go either way. However, when you work with an attorney who is experienced in child support issues the odds greatly increase in your favor.
In essence, your lawyer will help you get the best outcome possible. So, what does a child support attorney actually do to help your case? First and foremost, he or she will thoroughly explain all of the legal issues that you’re facing. Your child support attorney will also let you know exactly what to expect at each and every stage of the process. In addition, they will fully evaluate your case and provide you with the best legal advice regarding how you should proceed with your child support case. You may very well feel as if hiring a lawyer is an expense that you can avoid.
However, the exact opposite is true. The cost is well worth it. Child support cases can be incredibly complicated. Hiring an attorney will save you a considerable amount of time and effort. In addition, if your child support case is complicated you are going to need to work with a lawyer. For example, if your spouse doesn’t agree with the amount of child support that you propose paying or receiving than your attorney will negotiate in your best interests.
You also need to consider the fact that your spouse will almost certainly hire an attorney to represent him or her. Do you really want to go against an attorney all by yourself? Child support lawyers fully understand the process, the procedures, and the court. You certainly do not want to put yourself into a situation where you need to learn all of these things in order to save a few dollars by representing yourself. You need to keep in mind that your spouse’s attorney will present everything in the proper manner. You probably do not have the ability to do the same. The good news is that you don’t need to struggle through the process. When you work with a child support attorney you are not all alone.
If you need help with child support related issues or any family law topic, please contact Zawada Family Law today. Brynn Zawada, an expert in family law, delivers the best results for her clients. She is an accomplished litigator with extensive experience representing individuals in the various district and probate courts across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Attorney Zawada’s primary focus is on complex family law matters including divorce, custody, removal, alimony, and guardianship and grandparent visitation issues.
Brynn Zawada is responsive to the fact that family issues are both complex and emotionally taxing. That is why she strives hard to guide her clients through the process as effectively and efficiently as possible while also minimizing the emotional toll on her clients.