When you are going through a divorce, child custody battle, or other family law issue, it is usually possible to represent yourself in court and decide not to hire an attorney. However, there are many benefits to hiring a family lawyer, and these advantages often outweigh any financial costs.

A family law attorney is a lawyer who deals specifically with matters that relate to family legal issues, such as adoption, child custody, child support, prenuptial agreements, divorce, domestic violence and emancipation. Here are just a few of the benefits of hiring a family law attorney to represent you in such matters: 

  1. Understand the legal implications of your case. Lawyers are trained to understand the law and how it applies to your situation. They also have access to a wide range of resources that can help you understand the laws better. When navigating a family law issue, a family lawyer can help you understand each stage of the process and the implications of any decision you may make. 
  2. Save money in the long run. The thought of saving money by hiring a lawyer may seem counterintuitive, but it is often the case. A family law attorney can ensure that you file the appropriate paperwork with the court and avoid any fees. They can also represent you in court and help protect your assets and any payments that you are entitled to, such as alimony or child support. 
  3. Avoid potential problems. If you want to avoid potential problems with your family law case, then you should hire a lawyer. A lawyer can help you understand what you are getting into before you sign anything. He or she can also advise you on what documents you need to get signed and what you need to do if there is an issue with one of them.
  4. Protect your rights. The primary role of a family law attorney is to protect your rights and look out for your best interests during a family law proceeding. By having an experienced legal professional in your corner, you can ensure the best possible outcome for your case. 

At Sandoval Law Firm we understand the stress of dealing with divorce, child custody and domestic violence. Our firm consists of founding attorney Raul Sandoval Jr. and a dedicated support staff. Mr. Sandoval earned his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. Since that time, he has been practicing family law in the Austin area, as well as teaching seminars, classes and other forms of professional development.