Do I Need an Attorney?

I am getting divorced, and I think it’s pretty simple. My spouse and I get along pretty well, all things considered. Lawyers can be so expensive – so do I really need one?

The answer to this question, as with most questions in the law is – it depends. If you and your spouse are comfortable completing the judicial forms, have a fairly small estate and agree on how to divide it, you may not need one. If you have not been married very long and acquired only personal property, or perhaps even entered into a prenuptial agreement that remains uncontested, a lawyer might not be necessary. But even if you and your spouse can agree on how to divide your property, you may still need [a] lawyer for drafting purposes.

Certain types of assets, child custody, and the conditions of your divorce can all be complicating factors. Sign up for a Hello divorce membership to read more about whether or not your divorce circumstances warrant hiring an attorney.

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