Divorce can be one of the most confusing and difficult experiences one has to go through. Letting go of a life you thought would be forever can be devastating emotionally and psychologically.
You need people who have your best interests at heart during this time.
Attorney Simon Dippenaar of SD Law and Associates says there are divorce lawyers who make a lot of money by settling cases involving extensive assets. Their priority is winning at all costs. "But if your priority is minimising the emotional trauma you experience and ensuring your children are protected, you want a lawyer with empathy and high emotional intelligence who will strive for a collaborative divorce with dignity. You don't want a "shark" who will attack your spouse and treat the divorce like a battle to be won."