If you are facing a divorce involving children, you are well-advised to work closely with an experienced divorce attorney. The same is true if your divorce involves high and/or complicated assets. If you are facing a divorce that is not complicated by either children or significant assets, you may think that hiring an experienced Fort Hood divorce attorney is overkill, but this could not be further from the truth.
If your divorce is as straightforward as you think it is and you and your divorcing spouse are equally invested in moving forward with as little muss and fuss as possible, your dedicated divorce attorney will simply help ensure that you have crossed all your t’s and dotted all your i’s – and will dispense with finalizing your divorce as quickly and efficiently as possible. Even in this best-case scenario, however, having an attorney on your side can provide you with the valuable peace of mind that comes from knowing you are taking care of business – and moving forward with as few surprises as possible.
Complicated Factors that You May Not Have Considered
Even in seemingly simple divorces, there are important factors, which you may not have even considered that can infringe upon your financial rights, including:
The manner in which you divide your marital property can have serious tax implications that can be difficult for you to predict.
Assets like retirement accounts – although they are in one spouse or the other’s name – can include marital property (especially if the account has increased in value over the course of your marriage).
Because the demarcation line between marital and separate property can easily be eroded, determining what is marital property and what is separate property can be a very complicated task.
The stress of divorce alone is enough to cause you to lose sight of what you may be entitled to financially, but protecting your financial rights at this juncture can play an important role in your ability to support yourself financially post-divorce. An experienced divorce attorney has the skill and legal insight to help ensure that your divorce terms protect your financial rights moving forward. Failing to protect these rights prior to divorce will leave you with no legal recourse after your divorce, which can make working closely with an experienced divorce attorney now an excellent investment in your financial future.
Seek the Professional Legal Counsel of an Experienced Fort Hood Divorce Attorney
If you anticipate a simple divorce, that is a good position to be in, but it is important to recognize that your financial rights are better protected when you have professional legal counsel on your side. Brett Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Fort Hood, Texas, is a practiced divorce attorney who has the experience, drive, and compassion to help you obtain divorce terms that work for you – in support of your financial future. To learn more about how we can help you, please do not hesitate to contact or call us at 254-501-4040 today.