When I got married ten years ago, it was the happiest day of my life. It has always been my dream to meet that special someone and tie our lives together in the knots of marriage. I looked forward to spending the rest of my days with my wife, travel the world with her, and then settle down and have children together after we got our careers in order.
Everything was going great for the first half of our marriage, we even had a beautiful baby girl. Unfortunately this was not too last. Our marriage was starting to become strained, and all our attempts at getting out of our rut just got us deeper into the rut. I finally had enough when I began to suspect that she was having an affair behind my back; I decided that it was time for us to get a divorce.
I thought that we would be able to handle this like reasonable adults, but unfortunately our emotions got the better of us. This was going to be a contested divorce, so I knew that it would be vital for me to hire an experienced and successful divorce attorney to help me.
Decided To Hire An Attorney
I am very glad that I decided to hire an attorney because I learned very quickly that my wife was going to do the same. It was reasonable for me to expect this given how heated our arguments about divisions of our assets went. I knew that my wife’s attorney was going to do everything in her power to get her an unbalanced and unreasonable portion of all finances that we had built together as a couple.
I also suspected that she was going to deny me custody of our child, so I made sure that my attorney was experienced as a custody lawyer. Apparently it is quite common for the courts to automatically assume that is best to let the mother have more custody over the children in a divorce, so it was vital that I had a professional on my side that could at the very least get me joint custody of the children.
My divorce lawyer helped me in so many ways. She helped me to gather all the information necessary to prove what assets I brought into the marriage before we were together, and this proved so important when we were actually in the courtroom. My wife’s attorney acted downright unethical in trying to get my ex-wife the majority of my assets and he even tried to characterize me as an unfit father.
Fortunately for me, my lawyer was able to provide all sorts of documentation and proof to show that this was simply not the case. After this ugly ordeal was finally over, I was granted joint custody of our daughter, I didn’t have to pay any exorbitant amounts of money for child support, and I left with a fair share of our marital assets. I’m so glad that I hired a professional to help me in court.