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Do I Need a Lawyer to Get a Divorce?

If divorce is on your mind, you probably have many questions about the process, the future, and the outcome. It can be easy to become overwhelmed with the amount of information online, and it can be even harder to sift through the appropriate legal advice that applies to your situation.

The answer to, “Do I need a lawyer to get a divorce?” is not that simple. Use the following information to help you make an informed decision.

Times When You May Not Need a Lawyer for Divorce

A lawyer may not be necessary if you and your spouse can work together to resolve all the legal aspects of the divorce. These issues include:

  • Alimony
  • Child custody
  • Child Support
  • Property division

These are better known as uncontested divorces, and it can have many advantages primarily, that you’ll save quite a bit of time and money by not having to hire an attorney or going to court. This generally works best for couples seeking an annulment, have been married for a short time, have no marital assets or children, or agree on all the divorce terms. Even then, it’s a smart idea to hire a consulting attorney who can review your proposed settlement agreement before you sign it.

When Should You Hire a Lawyer for Divorce?

There are certain situations where you should always hire an attorney. For more sensitive cases where there’s a history of domestic violence or child abuse, a lawyer is the best way to protect your rights. You should also consider hiring a lawyer when children or significant assets are involved.

A skilled attorney understands the law, especially how it pertains to your state and your needs. At the Law Office Of Mark M. Childress, protecting you, your children, and your assets is our highest priority. We will advocate for you throughout the divorce process, and you can rest easy knowing that you have someone in your corner.

Law Offices Of Mark M. Childress is here to help make your divorce and family law matters less stressful— call (817) 497-8148 to schedule a consultation today.