If you have never had to go to court, then lucky you. Being at court is a huge hassle. It can take multiple hours just to get your case heard, all the while you’re sitting in the hall waiting for your name to be called. It’s not a fun process to have to go through, no matter your reason for being there. However, thanks to some changes in American society over the past couple of decades, if you’re trying to get something resolved with your family law attorney you should expect for it to take a very long time.
The primary thing that’s gone wrong with the family law industry is that there are way too many cases for courts to hear. They simply don’t have enough family courts for all of the cases that are getting thrown their way. It’s not hard to understand why this is the case. There are tens of millions of Americans who get divorced every couple of years, and many of these divorces have to go to court. The divorcees fight over property, children, money, cars, and more, and often times they are unable to resolve the issue without the assistance of a judge. Then there are child custody battles and arguments over child support and whether or not it’s being paid. At the end of the day, it’s not hard to imagine ten to fifteen million people needing to go to court for family law related issues. Do you think there are enough courts in the country and enough judges to handle this? I didn’t think so.
This is why it is so important for you to hire a family attorney who can help you get your issues resolved without you having to go to court. If they are unable to do this, you might have to wait a whole year just to get a date for you to get into the courtroom. During all that time you’ll be stressing out about what can be done and how the situation is going to go. It’s much better to get it all resolved as quickly as possible, and thanks to the issues with the legal system at this time that’s only possible through mediation outside courtroom. This means preparing all of your things with your lawyer, sitting down with your spouse and their lawyer, and figuring out if you all can agree on anything. The more things you can agree on, such as child custody and the division of assets, the less you are going to need in the courtroom.
Great family lawyers like the Law Office of John Waters are often able to help people solve their family disputes without the need of a judge. This not only means that the situation is resolved much more quickly than it would have been, but it also often means that their client gets a better deal than they were likely to get from a judge. To learn about mediation and to visit with their office, click on their name above and contact them through their website.