Since each judge (and every case) is different and brings with him or her a different perspective and life experience, and the judge often has to apply competing principles of law to the complicated lives of diverse individuals, family law is full of uncertainty.
When you go to court for a divorce, you are giving up your power to resolve the issues affecting yourself, your children and your family. You are giving all the power to a stranger, the judge. A good attorney will not just understand the court process; a good attorney will creatively find ways to resolve your case short of going to a trial and keep the decision making power in your hands.
Compromise is not always possible, but the grand majority of family law cases settle before trial. A good attorney will find solutions for families to get through the transition of divorce in a humane, respectful and civil manner. A good attorney gives you the best chance at having a "good divorce"
Okay... maybe you won't ride off into the sunset, happily ever after... but a "good divorce" beats a "rotten marriage" every time.
Brian K. Marshall is an attorney at the Idaho Business Law Group, PLLC, located in Meridian, Idaho. You can find him at idahobusinesslawgroup.com or email at email@example.com.