Going through a divorce is usually an unhappy time in one’s life. Unless of course you were in an unloving marriage that both spouses didn’t want to be in (it happens). Once you’re going down the path of divorce, you have to make one decision that can affect the entire process: do you get a lawyer.
There are reasons to hire a lawyer and reasons to go it alone. If you have no real assets and no children, then going it alone is probably the smart move because you can save money on attorney fees. However, if you have assets or children or the other spouse hires a lawyer, it might just be worth it to hire a lawyer. Here is a guide on how to choose that attorney.
FindLaw's Guide to How to Hire a Divorce Attorney will help you decide whether to hire an attorney and then how to find one that will best help you through the divorce process.
For example, did you know that one of the most important aspects you want in a divorce lawyer is a high level of comfort? Being comfortable with your lawyer allows you to fully explain your family situation and where you would like to be at the end of your divorce.
With more information rather than less, your attorney can make sure that your rights are defended in the divorce proceeding so that you have more of a chance to be able to see your kids on your schedule and assure that the assets are properly classified and divided.
Whether you are having a no contest divorce or are at the beginning of a long battle, be sure to look at FindLaw's Guide to How to Hire a Divorce Attorney to help you figure out if it is worth it.
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