A divorce lawyer is a great resource, especially when you consider the many different ways in which he or she can help you. When you hire a divorce lawyer, you will not only get his or her support during the divorce proceedings, but he or she will also help you once the divorce has been finalized. Two ways that a lawyer can assist you after the divorce has been finalized are by enforcing the divorce terms and making sure you get your share of previously hidden assets.
One of the more important tasks that a divorce attorney can perform after your divorce has been finalized is to make sure that your ex-spouse actually complies with the terms set by the judge or that he or she agreed to. For example, if your ex-spouse is refusing to pay child or spousal support, or is paying less than they have to pay. In that situation, your divorce attorney will often take your ex-spouse back to court and have a judge issue a court order to make him or her pay, or the judge can authorize wage garnishment.
Another common issue where you may need a lawyer to assist you with is child custody and visitation rights. It is not uncommon for an ex-spouse to keep the child away from the other parent, even if the court awarded the other parent visitation rights or partial custody.
In that situation, the attorney can remind the ex-spouse that they are legally obligated to allow you to see the child, or he or she can take your ex-spouse back to court and let the judge deal with it. In many cases, withholding visitation rights without cause could result in the judge increasing your visitation rights, or even awarding you custody.
Previously Hidden Assets
It is very common for someone to attempt to hide assets during a divorce in order to avoid having to give a portion of it to his or her spouse. This can include everything from cash and investments to real estate.
The problem with this is that hiding these assets during a divorce is quite illegal, and you are entitled to a fair share of those assets as well. In the event that you discover assets that were hidden during the marriage and/or divorce, your lawyer can take your ex-spouse back to court to get you your share. In the case of real estate, the judge will often order that the property be sold and the proceeds split between you and your ex-spouse.
Speak to a divorce attorney at a place like Integra Law Group today in order to get his or her assistance even after the divorce has been finalized. Not only can the attorney ensure that you get your fair share of any assets that were hidden during the divorce, but he or she can also make sure that your ex-spouse complies with all of the terms of the divorce.