Sadly, they don’t apply just to Rhode Island divorce consultations… rather it would seem that it is a trend that it applies to most free consultations involving any area of law. So what is it? It’s the lack of good, solid legal advice.
If you have recently married, you are hopefully living a blissful life of humor and happiness. The birds are singing, everyday is sunny and so on. Alas, there is one event each year that brings the joy of newlyweds to a screeching halt. That event occurs when you must sit down and file a joint tax return. Somewhere, a family law attorney is smiling.
I see this all the time, make sure your credit report is not affect as a result of a divorce. Matters could get worse if you don’t have obligations drawn up correctly during this unfortunate process.
Even fighting over the kids can break up marriages too since some people have very differing ideas of what the kids should be doing and how they should respond to punishment etc. One parent may be easy-going while the other may advocate corporal punishment. Either way, it is obvious that this is where the conflict will start if they do not deal with the matter early on.
Take out a piece of paper and make a kind of balance sheet for the divorce. List down the left side the negatives of the present and after divorce, and on the right the positive features. See which will benefit you more. Often writing down the facts and figures serves to articulate them, giving a more realistic picture of what is and will be. Include in the lists whether you have sought third-party counseling, or you have tried to thresh out the real reasons for the discord, and how sincere you were in explaining your side and listening to his for you to reach at least some kind of compromise.
If you do not have children, the quicker you get the divorce the more money you will save. There is no reason to drag this out into a nasty event where the lawyers end up taking all of the money. You can figure out most of it on your own, with your ex, and quickly get it over with.
Some lawyers may provide free consultation. Set an appointment with them. This will give you an idea of how they work and how they can assist you in your case. Ask about the lawyer’s experience in the field. Also, ask if he or she have managed a case like yours.