Consultation vs. Internet Search
Recently, my husband broke his little toe helping me bring groceries in from the car. After putting the food away, I broke out the iPad and Googled “broken little toe” and wasted an hour or more of my time watching You Tube videos and reading articles about the different possible fractures, how to manipulate the toe, looking at images of broken toes, etc. and before I knew it I had started following other interesting links and reading other articles that had nothing to do with toes, broken or otherwise. I found a lot of information about broken toes, but became even more anxiety-ridden because I didn’t know what information was reliable or how to use the information I had found.
The internet is a wonderful source of information. In the end, however, I realized that I needed an expert to look at my husband’s toe and to make sure that it was diagnosed and treated properly – by a professional who knows all about broken toes. My husband went to the doctor, got an x-ray and a huge ugly shoe to wear, along with instructions about how to take care of his toe. His trip to the doctor took about an hour – less time than I had spent searching the internet for information. Probably even more important was the fact that having a professional deal with the problem alleviated the worry and anxiety for me.
If you are dealing with problems related to a separation from your spouse such as custody, division of marital assets and debt (equitable distribution), alimony, child support, and the like, and you don’t know where to begin, the internet can provide a wealth of information. It can also provide a wealth of incorrect information and leave you dealing with the anxiety of not really knowing for sure if you have all of the information you need, what to do with the information, or if the information is reliable. Many people find that they have created even more worry for themselves after an overload of legal information found on the web.
We can help you! We do this every day and we are professionals. We know the law and can tell you how it applies to your particular situation. We can give you many options and break things down into simple steps so that you know how to make practical use of the information we provide.
Give us a call if you need help! We will be happy to give you general information right over the phone and start relieving some of your anxiety immediately. You can decide at that point whether to come in and meet with Virginia Hager for a consultation for which we charge only $150. We know divorce and family law – it is all we do and we would be happy to guide you.