There was recently an article in the Tampa Bay Times. The article described a couple that was going through a divorce in Tampa. The scene that was painted was not a pretty one.
The article describes arguments between the couple as they try to decide who is going to get what. The article is clear to show that the two were headed for divorce for some time and they decided to put the process off until the two were so unhappy that they were both out for blood.
Divorce can still be taboo for some, but many times it is the logical step for couples that have no desire to be together anymore. Florida is a no-fault divorce state, which means that there does not need to be an infidelity or abuse to make the divorce legal. This also means that a couple like the one described in the article can “simply” get divorced if they feel like their marriage is not working.
For a couple like this, they should have first consulted a divorce attorney in the Tampa area. By hiring an attorney, it is possible that the two could have gone through the process in a much more efficient way.
Facing divorce without a lawyer could result in losing many assets. The man in the story was about to lose some of his prized possessions. An attorney is paid to keep up with the laws and to ensure that his or her client is as protected as possible.
In the case of divorce it is important to have somebody fighting in your corner. The man in the article needed somebody in his corner to ensure that he was not getting the short end of the stick.
The moral of the story is that divorce is not pretty. It can be even worse if you do not know what you are doing. Hiring a divorce attorney will ensure that you are protected and that you are getting what you deserve in the process.