A divorce proceeding involves a great deal of emotions that most people will be experiencing for the first time in their lives.
It is a long journey that requires the accompaniment of a knowledgeable and skilled professional, because no person can go through this alone. An individual with no legal education, or even one who has studied legal theory, lacks the practical knowledge needed and cannot manage the divorce campaign on his/her own.
Even a professional attorney who doesn’t specialize in divorces needs the assistance of a legal authority.
Therefore, at the outset of the crisis, it is important to engage the services of an attorney who specializes specifically in family affairs. Such an attorney will oversee and accompany the divorce case from beginning to end and pave a secure path—through shrewd legal advice and a correct, tailor-made strategy—until you arrive at the best possible result.
If you choose correctly, this professional you turn to will become a supportive and accepting individual who reflects reality and maneuvers the pieces on the chessboard for your ultimate benefit. An attorney specializing in divorce matters will sit with you, assess all of your rights, and explain exactly what those legal rights are.
For example, the attorney will verify: what your portion is in the pension rights of your spouse; whether savings accumulated by one of the spouses is legally shared and/or what your rightful portion is; what your portion is (if any) in assets fully registered in your spouse’s name, including real estate; whether rights and monies in separate bank accounts are legally divisible; whether the rights you’ve received through inheritance or as a gift are divisible, and if so, in what manner; whether it is legally relevant in dividing up property that one side has invested more money than the other in purchasing and/or renovating an apartment; and more.