Expos seem to be prevalent across South Florida consumer markets. Home expos, outdoor expos, pet expos. As a South Florida family attorney, we’ve witnessed the entry of a new event: the divorce expo.
Combining consumer interest, general confusion regarding family law, and a desire to learn more, a divorce expo can play an important role in helping people become better informed about what they’re facing. After all, more information can mean better decisions.
Like any life cycle event, divorce doesn’t just impact one part of your life. At an expo, you’ll discover professionals beyond attorneys who can help process various, non-legal aspects of divorce, like financial planners, Realtors and child psychologists.
In many ways, divorce is a commodity. You pay a fee, and get a service. An expo can be a casual, low-pressure, no-cost way to meet and learn from professionals. Few – if any – charge any fee at the expo, unless they’re selling a book or other materials. Attendees can glean some great insights without spending up to $300 an hour for an office visit.
Just remember: An “expert” you met at an expo may not have the experience, credentials or personality best suited to your situation or needs. When the time comes, be sure to seek out the right professional to provide the services you need.
When facing separation or divorce, some people make mistakes. They harm their cases by not knowing how to proceed. They procrastinate, get caught up in emotions, or simply don’t have the information needed to support what otherwise may be a strong case.
Costs rise. Frustration grows. Whether through an expo, input from friends or a free consultation from a variety of professionals, invest the time needed to learn more. Your future may depend on it.