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Getting the Help of Experts in Your Divorce

Divorce is such a complex process for some couples that the assistance of experts is essential. Of course, every divorcing individual will need a legal expert on their side to protect their interests and to negotiate a divorce settlement. But here are some other experts that you may not have realized could help you.

One of these experts could be a psychological expert. A child custody evaluator is one such expert. They may be asked to come into the case (by you or a judge), and they would assess your situation, then recommend a parenting plan to the judge. Then there are experts who can help you and your children with counseling before, during, and after the divorce.

Secondly, you may need the assistance of a vocational expert. This is the case if a spouse has been out of the workforce for some time. A vocational expert can look at that spouse's education and job skills and estimate their eligibility for a job, and/or the further training they would require to land a job. This expert's opinion would influence decisions on alimony and child support.

Thirdly, you may need to ask an income expert to step in. This would be when you need to find out the real financial status of your soon-to-be ex. If you can attain full financial disclosure, then alimony and child support can more accurate and fair.

When it comes to property division, both you and your spouse could benefit from a real estate expert. They can appraise any real estate you have, give you an idea of what a house could sell for, and more. This may be especially needed if you and your spouse disagree on how much your house is worth.

Finally, business owners could benefit from the help of a business valuation expert. When spouses co-own a business, this already makes the divorce so much more complicated. The help of this expert can help you determine the value of your business, what parts of the business are separately owned and which are co-owned, etc., providing some clarity in a muddled process.

The legal expert at your side can help you determine what and whom you need to reach a satisfactory divorce settlement; for example, you will have to weigh the financial costs of an expert against the benefits they can provide. If you are looking for an experienced Raleigh divorce lawyer, then contact Hopper, Hopper & Mulligan, PLLC, PLLC. Our team of legal professionals has the skill and dedication that you need. We are committed to providing the excellent legal representation that you deserve, so that you can achieve as efficient and amicable a divorce as possible.

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