do_i_need_a_divorce_lawyerTechnically speaking, you don’t need the services of a lawyer when filing for divorce. You can use city or county court resources to attend to most of your needs in this area. Having said that, there are a number of good reasons to consider engaging the services of a lawyer. Here are some of the bigger ones.

Legal Advice – It’s hard to put a price tag on professional legal advice, and you get exactly none of that using the resources mentioned above. If you have a 100% amicable split from your spouse, and you don’t have any property to speak of, maybe you won’t need legal advice. Though that scenario is possible, the percentage of people where that applies in a divorce is small.

Expert Eyes – So you think you’ve got it all figured out? Think your separation agreement is all set to go? Maybe. Then again, maybe not. Having a lawyer take a look at your plans is a good way to make sure that you haven’t missed anything. Remember, you’ve probably never been divorced before. If you have, you’ve done it maybe a couple times, at most. Divorce lawyers do it all day, every day, for a living. There’s not much they miss when looking at what you’re agreeing to and what should be accounted for.

Avoiding Delays – Sure, you can fumble your way through the process, but why would you want to? Time is money, and isn’t yours better spent getting on with your life, as opposed to trying to navigate the world of Legalese and Red Tape?

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Peace of Mind – You can just simply rest easier, knowing that you’ve got a pro making sure all the details are attended to. Honestly, that’s worth a lot, given how trying and stressful divorce can be anyway. It just gives you one less thing to have to worry about, at a time when you’ve suddenly got tons of stuff to worry about.

No matter what the deciding factor is for you, having a team of knowledgeable people on your side in your time of need can be one of the best decisions to make. Reach out to our team and we can help you through the process.