Fighting for What Our Clients Deserve: Thorough Preparation Before the Divorce

Pre-Divorce Consultation

A St. Louis Divorce Lawyer Can Help

Many people in troubled marriages search for a competent attorney only after deciding to proceed with a divorce (dissolution of marriage), or even worse, wait until they have been served with court papers filed by their spouse.

Waiting to involve a St. Louis divorce attorney is a mistake. A consultation with an attorney early in the decision-making process, even before deciding to proceed with a divorce, can help those planning or considering ending their marriage, as well as those who wish to save their marriage.

Contrary to public perception, a divorce attorney acting like an attack dog or concocting a scheme to try to manipulate events to improve your position rarely works and rarely serves the interests of the client. An effective and ethical attorney must know how to defend against such tactics, but more importantly must take the obligations – to the client, to the court, and to society – very seriously.

At Cavanagh & Associates, we believe that the representation of couples ending their marriage should not be an exercise of showmanship. It should be a somber, thoughtful, and deliberate endeavor. We provide this level of legal counsel to clients in St. Louis, St. Charles, Chesterfield, and across Missouri in divorce and other family law proceedings.

To find out how we can help you, call (314) 309-2799.

Recognizing the True Impact of the End of a Marriage

Our experience shows us that, regardless of the circumstances that triggered the divorce process, both spouses suffer from the end of a marriage. The suffering is not limited to the innocent spouse, if there is one, and the suffering is not limited to the loss of money, property, or possessions.

The harshest effect of a breakup of a marriage is often the emotional damage, and rarely is any member of the family spared this damage. In most cases, it is appropriate to start any consultation with a discussion about the negative and unintended consequences of a divorce, before a final decision is made to proceed with the divorce case.

As an ethical and experienced St. Louis divorce attorney, Jack Cavanagh counsels clients about the substantial detriments and unintended, unanticipated damage caused by a divorce and, in appropriate cases, provides guidance in efforts to save the troubled marriage.

Can Your Marriage Be Saved?

In our practice, we have counseled many women and men to resolve what was thought to be a broken relationship. If you believe your marriage may be worth saving but you do not know if it can or should, Cavanagh & Associates can help guide you through this most difficult decision-making process. More importantly, we have the ethics, efficiency, philosophy, experience, and resources to help you save your marriage.

Even if the efforts fail, knowing that you took all steps you could to attempt to save a failing marriage can help minimize later emotional suffering. If your marriage cannot be saved and divorce is unavoidable, scheduling a pre-divorce consultation with our firm can help you prepare for the process and plan for the requirements and expectations of the court system.

A pre-dissolution consultation offers the following benefits, by:

  • Addressing your concerns and understanding the impact of divorce ahead of time to help you better prepare for the future.
  • Appropriately planning for a divorce to put you in better control of your situation and help you protect your assets and preserve your parental rights.
  • Discussing the divorce process and laws that apply to your situation, so you can move forward with realistic expectations about the end result of the divorce proceedings.

Contact our firm at (314) 309-2799 to set up your pre-divorce consultation.

Leave Your Legal Matters to Cavanagh & Associates

When You Hire Attorney Cavanagh, You Get Him.
  1. Attorney Cavanagh has over 50 years of legal experience.
  2. We offer free and confidential consultations to every client served.
  3. Attorney Cavanagh is a former prosecutor turned legal advocate.
  4. We achieve positive case outcomes through thorough preparation.
  5. Attorney Cavanagh handles our clients' legal matters personally.
  6. We have a genuine desire to see our clients succeed.
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