Many Nevada residents whose marriages are falling apart decide to try and represent themselves in order to save money and time. In some cases, this can certainly be done. For example, if the marriage was short, there were no children involved and both parties can agree on the division of any assets, lawyers may not be needed. However, most people find the divorce process very difficult and would prefer to have a divorce attorney walk them through it.
One reason that some individuals use services provided by a family law attorney is because they want advice from an objective party. Divorce attorneys can let their clients know when they are being unreasonable and provide other services to help with emotions. In some cases, an attorney can also suggest other options that a client may not know existed. This can reduce the amount of work involved and even help settle the case much more quickly.
Many individuals also choose to hire a divorce attorney because they may not understand the divorce process. The attorney can help fill out and file paperwork while advising on what should be expected. Finally, the attorney can help keep a client's eye on the big picture so an acceptable settlement can be made.
The end of a marriage can be stressful, especially if the divorce is contested or if there are children involved. If mediation fails, an attorney may help a client to negotiate how marital property will be divided between the two parties. If the client is a parent with young children, the attorney can also provide advice regarding custody and support issues.