5 Ways An Attorney Can Ease The Pain Of Divorce

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Even in the best of circumstances, if a divorce is in your future, you need a divorce attorney. Good legal representation is critical to help protect yourself, but it’s also vital for your mental and emotional well-being. We’ll show you five ways an attorney can ease the pain of divorce.

#1: Your Rights

The number one way a divorce lawyer can help you is by helping protect your rights through the process. Your lawyer will work for your best interests, from reaching an acceptable settlement, to property division and custody, to preparing you for trial.

#2: Legal Process

Trying to navigate the complex legal system during your divorce may increase your stress and anxiety at your most vulnerable time. Your attorney’s job is to know and understand the legal process, so you don’t have to. They will guide you through the proper steps from the beginning separation to the final judgment.

#3: Division of Assets and Property

Splitting up the things that make up a marriage can be one of the most emotional parts of a divorce. Understandably, the division of assets and property can lead to contention during the divorce process. Determining what is and is not marital property can also be a source of conflict. A divorce attorney will work with you to ensure a fair division.

#4: Parental Rights and Custody

The most important part of your divorce concerns your children. Hammering out parental rights and obligations can be the most emotional and taxing part of the process. Without a family court lawyer, you may not understand what the family courts of South Carolina deem appropriate parenting time, decision making authority, and child support. A good divorce attorney can help explain the nuances of custody and child support during this difficult phase of a separation or divorce.

#5: Loose Ends

When your divorce is final in the courts, there may be additional items that need to be wrapped up, such as final distribution of assets, transfer of property and debt, name changes, and insurance beneficiary changes, to name a few. Your attorney can help you tie up these loose ends to avoid post-decree misunderstandings, allowing you to move forward with this new phase of your life.

Life is complicated enough. Don’t try to manage a divorce and all the mental and emotional weight that goes with it by yourself. Contact the legal team at McCutchen McLean, LLC, to help ease the pain of your divorce.

Probate Is Rarely Easy. Here’s How An Attorney Can Help…

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Probate is the process of administering a person’s estate once they’ve passed away, and hiring a probate attorney is one of the most important things you can do. If you’re facing probate of a loved one’s estate, here’s how an attorney can help.

Reduce Family Fighting

Everyone assumes their family won’t fight about money when someone passes, but the elevated emotions and upset can lead to disputes even in the closest families. A probate attorney can help minimize the conflict and work to resolve any disagreements.

Reduce Stress

Handling the probate process on your own can be incredibly stressful and complicated. Understanding the legal ins and outs of the probate system can make all the difference in the outcome, timing, and stress on you and your family. That’s where an attorney comes in. Having them on your team will reduce everyone’s stress, including your own.

Quicker Resolution

Administering an estate without legal representation can draw out the process and take significantly longer than it might otherwise. A probate lawyer can help expedite it through the courts efficiently simply by understanding the process and what needs to be done. You can focus on your family and recovering from your loss while your attorney represents you, your family, and your best interests.

Protecting your loved one’s assets after they pass away is an essential aspect of the probate process. Protecting you and your family is your attorney’s job. The team at McCutchen McLean, LLC has extensive knowledge and experience with the South Carolina probate system. Contact us today to find out how we can help your family.



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