Divorce is a very emotional process and it is sometimes difficult to come up with a reasonable settlement with your spouse. However, your attorney is not influenced by emotion or drama. Instead, he or she will review the facts in the case to determine how to achieve a favorable settlement.
If you have a prenuptial agreement, it will generally determine how any property is divided. However, these agreements are not always considered valid. For instance, if you were pressured to sign one, you could claim that you only did so under duress. If the prenuptial agreement is deemed invalid, your attorney could help you get a larger share of any shared property.
A divorce attorney may also be able to help you with child custody matters. While a judge ultimately decides custody disputes and visitation rights, an attorney will need to show that you are stable and can provide a safe environment for the child. Even if you have had issues in the past, the courts prefer for children to spend time with each parent when possible.
An attorney can help you resolve such matters in a timely and objective manner. Instead of using emotion and drama to get what you want or need, your attorney will use the law and their expertise to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome.