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Nearly 80% of couples who separate end up getting divorced. Most people, however, do not know when to actually reach out for help from a divorce law firm. The answer is simple; if you are planning on moving out, or if you have already separated, the time to call a lawyer is now.

Don’t Delay

Divorce, sadly, becomes more likely the longer a couple remains separated; if divorce may be on the horizon for you, the need for qualified, competent legal counsel becomes paramount. In many cases, if you begin the process early, you and your lawyer can discuss your goals and explore multiple options for reaching them. For example, you may be able to use an alternative dispute resolution method such as mediation or arbitration to reach an agreement with your spouse about financial or child support matters. You may be able to resolve some or all of the issues related to your separation without lengthy and messy courtroom litigation.

Another reason for contacting a divorce lawyer sooner rather than later is that it allows your lawyer to become familiar with your case and your needs. The more your lawyer understands your situation and the potential areas of conflict in your family, the better able he or she will be to chart a course of action that can help you reach your desired outcome as efficiently as possible.

In short, if you are considering a separation, don’t wait to make the call to a qualified and experienced family law firm. Your lawyer will be able to answer your questions and give you sound legal advice as you move into this new chapter in your life. If you ultimately decide to divorce, you will already have a legal representative in your corner to protect your rights as a spouse and parent.

Other Family Law Matters

The same rule applies to other types of family law matters; the sooner you enlist the services of an experienced family lawyer, the better. If you are considering a pre-nuptial agreement, don’t wait until just before the wedding; talk to a lawyer early in your engagement, so that he or she can provide advice and help you negotiate a contract that’s right for your situation. If you are thinking about expanding your family through adoption or surrogacy, talk with a lawyer to make sure that you understand your options and what may be involved in such a complex—but ultimately rewarding—process. Likewise, if you think a challenging family situation is on the horizon (for example, you foresee the need to modify your existing child custody arrangements), talking to a lawyer as soon as possible may enable you to handle the issue before it becomes a major problem.

Soby Boyden Lenz: Calgary Lawyers Dedicated to Family Law

Since 1986, the law firm of Soby Boyden Lenz has been one of the leading family law practices in the province of Alberta, providing legal services in all areas of family law, from pre-nuptial agreements through divorce and support issues. The firm’s lawyers focus exclusively on family law; collectively, they have more than 150 years of experience. The team collaborates to stay on the cutting edge and to look for ways to develop innovative solutions for their clients. They are committed to providing families with top-level legal advice and representation. They can be reached at Suite 500, 1000 – 5th Ave. SW Calgary AB. T2P 4V1, or by calling (587) 333-7956.