Sunday, July 19, 2009

Do you need to hire an attorney?

This is an excellent question. For many individuals who have been separated for more than a year and are contemplating an uncontested divorce where there are no children, no property, no debts, no alimony issues there are forms that you can use represent yourself. You are not required to hire an attorney. If you consider this route, make sure to look for forms with specific instructions that you feel comfortable following. Additionally, legal services offers free classes to help individuals represent themselves in a divorce.

If there are contested issues, consult with an attorney. You don't have to hire the attorney if you are not satisfied with a consultation. Start early, ask questions, and keep a journal of what is going on in your life.


  1. i think some where you need help of attorney because some time some law points are need to consider only from them and divorce alimony point can be important because this not all but one of the important factor for both after separation.

  2. It's an unfortunate reality, that one of the key reasons to hire a divorce lawyer is to protect your assets during a divorce. Dealing with maintenance, property division, equitable distribution of earning ability... It's too easy to find yourself losing almost everything you own. A lawyer can help you deal with the legal issues surrounding your divorce, issues you might miss if you tried a do-it-yourself divorce. Also, in all but the shortest and simplest of marriages, there will be an item or two whose ownership needs to change - and a lawyer is set up to help you deal with that as well. Visit divorce lawyer for more information.

  3. It's good to hear that in cases like this, one doesn't need an attorney anymore. Because truth be told, attorneys are really expensive. If there are no assets to speak of, then that should be enough to show that you couldn't afford a lawyer and his fees. Whatever money you have is better left off to spend on your children.