Do I need an attorney to file for divorce?

If you're about to file for a divorce, you may be wondering if you should hire an attorney. There are thousands of books & websites that provide tips and info about do-it-yourself divorce to cut costs. What those resources don't tell you; however, is that working with an attorney can save you money and time in the long run.

Consider these three things:

  1. An attorney will provide expert advice. Having filed hundreds or even thousands of divorce cases, a good attorney will know all the ins and outs of the divorce process. This will allow them to provide insight into your property & support entitlements, how to solve a complex issue, and any extra documents that you may need to file.
    Your attorney will also go over all of your documents to make sure that no mistakes were made. This is invaluable when considering that you could potentially lose thousands of dollars or prolong the process with just one simple mistake.
  2. An attorney will help you get your point across. When writing out a divorce decree, it is easy to be unclear if you don't know legal jargon. An attorney can help the courts understand the point that you are trying to get across. If they don't, you could end up with something that you didn't want.
  3. An attorney will reduce your stress. Divorce is a difficult situation for all involved. Hiring an attorney to handle all your legal matters will free you up to deal with other matters, like moving, getting a new job, and other issues that divorce brings.

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