Whenever someone is dealing with emotional and stressful issues in their life, it is important to gather information and obtain advice from a trusted third party. Many of us turn to the Internet and/or friends and family for such information and advice. However, if the stress is caused by a legal issue, it is certainly prudent and advisable to obtain information and advice from an attorney.
When information and advice concerning family law issues become necessary, it would be extremely beneficial to consult with a family law attorney so you can be properly advised as to how the laws pertain to your specific facts and circumstances. The Internet may be able to provide you with general information concerning the law, but the Internet cannot have a dialogue with you and advise you as to how the law applies to your circumstances. Additionally, family and friends are often helpful in coping with the emotional aspects of family law issues, but family and friends typically are not objective nor trained in the law. Although most people know someone who has been through a divorce, custody battle, or some other type of family law case, each individual's facts and circumstances are unique and therefore the same laws may not apply to your current circumstances.
Many times, family law attorneys may not charge you for an initial consultation. If that is the case, you certainly have nothing to lose in seeking information from an attorney immediately when any family law issues arise. During that initial consultation, you will also be able to gauge whether the attorney you are meeting with is knowledgeable and compassionate about your circumstances. It is absolutely imperative that you have trust and confidence in any attorney you may ultimately decide to hire, and this is especially true in family law cases.
If you have questions about family law issues, or if you anticipate there may be family law issues developing in your life, you should consult a skilled and experienced family law attorney so that you can hopefully deal with any such emotionally charged circumstances.