Harlingen, Tx (PRWEB) April 16, 2014
In his latest blog post, Ricardo Barrera of the Barrera Law Firm laid out the benefits for divorcing couples of having an uncontested divorce.
He states, “Uncontested divorces can be very useful in saving thousands of dollars in attorney fees, in saving much embarrassment from the community regarding personal and private information becoming a matter of public record, and in saving time from numerous hearings and hours in the courtroom.”
But he also advises that an attorney is still necessary to ensure the agreement will be accepted by the Court and that both parties’ rights are preserved.
“It is important that if you are pursuing an agreed divorce where both sides have worked out all the issues, that you understand your full rights regarding the custody and care of the children, and that you understand the scope of the property that you are entitled to divide,” he writes.
“Sometimes, property that one is entitled to get is never revealed or known. It is important to have a skilled attorney be able to discover what property is up for agreement, so that a just and right division of property may be proposed to the Court. Many times, one party will represent there is “nothing to divide” when there are retirement accounts and gifts made to other parties and properties held in trust by relatives etc. “
Individuals having questions regarding divorce and custody can call the Barrera Law Firm to get a free consultation.
The Barrera Law Firm, PC
1314 E. Harrison Street
Harlingen, TX 78550
ABOUT RICARDO BARRERA
Ricardo A. Barrera is a South Texas attorney that currently practices law in the Rio Grande Valley. Mr. Barrera graduated with honors from Texas A&M University-Kingsville where he was also elected student body president. Mr. Barrera went on to graduate from Texas Tech University School of Law where he won a national championship on moot court. Mr. Barrera has been commended by both the Texas House of Representatives and his U.S. Congressman for working above and beyond to help others in defending their rights.
Barrera recently was interviewed by and appeared on KGBT Action 4 News Speaking about divorce and the influence Facebook postings can have in divorce proceedings.