It is something of an understatement to say that family law is complex. Because this type of law encompasses so many disparate areas, it takes a great deal of specialized training to provide both useful and zealous representation for any individual. Trying to go it alone not only puts a person at a disadvantage from a knowledge standpoint, but can also require an individual to work against attorneys who have years of experience with similar matters.
This type of law also involves deeply personal matters, the type of issues that those within the scope of the problem might not be able to see objectively. A good lawyer will always follow the directives of his or her client, but he or she will also be able to provide neutral advice. This can be invaluable, especially when making a dispassionate decision can have such an astonishingly important impact on the future of all those involved.