Do I need an attorney to file for divorce?
Posted on May 29, 2014 1:24pm PDT
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:
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.
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.
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.
Still aren't convinced that you need an attorney? We'll discuss
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