Here are 9 key times when you should call and consult with a family lawyer right away:
- You’ve been served a divorce complaint. You only have 35 days to answer and you may need time to gather information or resources, so get on the phone immediately and make an appointment.
- You aren’t getting parenting time either that you have a court order for or you don’t have a court order at all: sitting on your rights means that the transition from no parenting time to having some will take longer. If you’ve waited six months you are not in as good a position to demand equal or even significant parenting time initially.
- You have separated. Even if you aren’t sure if you may or may not get back together, know your rights and don’t sit on a request for spousal or child support or to make parenting time arrangements during a separation.
- You are divorced and no one did the QDRO to divide pension or retirement benefits. Don’t sit on this and allow assets to dissipate.
- You are thinking about adopting as a second parent or stepparent. Even if you think the time isn’t right, get a lawyer’s opinion as to what the steps are to prepare and when the right time is.
- You are considering popping the question: the earlier you do a prenuptial agreement, the more likely it is to be upheld.
- There’s been a significant change of circumstances that does or should change your custody arrangement: never wait to discuss this with an attorney.
- If you are seriously contemplating divorce. You’ll make better decisions armed with information.
- If you are at all unsure that your rights in a marriage, divorce or custody situation aren’t being honored.
If any of these apply, call 856-227-7888 for a free consult with The Law Office of Lynda Hinkle, LLC, today!