Why Work with a Cape Cod Divorce Lawyer
There is no requirement to work with a Cape Cod divorce lawyer when you are ending your marriage, but doing so is strongly recommended. When you work with our Cape Cod divorce attorney, you can benefit by:
- Gaining a better understanding of the law. Our lawyer will explain to you the various laws that pertain to your case, and how to best navigate them.
- Having an advocate on your side during negotiations. Whether you are negotiating or litigating your divorce case, our lawyer will serve as your representative and advocate.
- Protecting your best interests and your future. Even if you and your spouse are able to reach an agreement about the terms of your divorce on your own, it’s still important to work with a lawyer who can review the terms of your divorce and ensure that you aren’t sacrificing your best interests or agreement to something that could harm your future.
Cape Cod Divorce Past Cases
I’ve had some interesting divorce cases in the Barnstable Probate & Family Court. One of my most memorable cases involved a client who resided in Brewster. The parties owned real estate not only in Brewster, but also in Provincetown, and of course all marital property had to be divided in some fashion during the divorce process, as the parties did not have a prenuptial agreement outlining any division in the event of divorce.
Since this couple did not have any children, you would have thought that would make the divorce case easier or faster, but as with all divorce matters, each couple is different and circumstances can vary greatly. In the end, the marital property was divided and one party ended up buying something new in Orleans. With this Barnstable Probate & Family Court case, even though the couple did not have children, the divorce still took over a year to finalize. So, if you have a contested divorce, you really never know how long your case may take to conclude.
Another difference between practicing family law on Cape Cod versus closer to Boston is that the Court itself is much more pleasant to work with! For example, the Judges and clerks in the Barnstable Probate & Family Court are uniformly respected by attorneys. As attorneys, it is helpful in negotiating settlements when lawyers on both sides agree that the Judges will be fair and the clerks will be helpful during the litigation process.
How to Get Started
To start the process of filing for divorce or learning more about your divorce options, call the office of Heather Ward Law directly at (617) 903-8955 today or send us a message telling us more about how we can be of service. Our Cape Cod divorce lawyer will work hard for you.