Four Reasons to Get a Divorce Lawyer

  1. Divorce is stressful enough

Deciding to handle your divorce yourself is a decision bound to bring you unnecessary stress. Not only do you have to deal with the emotional trauma you or your children experience, but you also have to think unemotionally and make sure you are getting a fair deal in the actual divorce. Let a lawyer deal with the legal headaches that come with divorce. They will try to make your experience as pain-free as possible so you can focus more on the important things like taking care of your family.


  1. Lawyers are experts

Imagine you are in a plane with your pilot friend who wanted to show off his new flying skills. Suddenly he faints and you are the one in charge of flying the plane. Who would you want to be talking you through landing the plane on the radio? A pilot of course. In the same way, lawyers who have studied and prepared to advocate for years are the people you want giving you advice and guidance. They know the ins and outs of the law and will help you to understand the sensitive issues of your divorce from beginning to end.


  1. Little mistakes can have big consequences

If you handle your divorce on your own, there are quite a few risks you are taking. For example, If you accidentally overvalue or undervalue an asset when dividing up property, you may have just unwittingly scheduled more court time in the future to take care of it. Since divorce is a legal agreement, you have to be exact on everything and when you are going through a divorce, there is so much stress attached to it that you might miss little mistakes that will cause you more problems later.


  1. Lawyers move the process along.

Going back to lawyers being experts at the law, there is a huge amount of paperwork associated with divorce and you may not understand all of it or be able to fill it all out correctly because of the turmoil caused by the divorce–and life in general. If you accidentally fill something out incorrectly, you will most likely have to extend the courtroom time and allow the divorce process to drag on. Let the experts handle it to insure that your divorce moves as fast as possible.

7 replies
  1. Derek Dewitt
    Derek Dewitt says:

    My wife and I haven’t been on good terms lately so we’ve been thinking of filing for a divorce. I like that you suggest hiring a divorce lawyer so you can divide up property fairly and accurately. Having someone to mediate this process and make sure it’s fair and legal sounds really useful. Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. Taylor Bishop
    Taylor Bishop says:

    Thanks for going over some of the benefits of getting a divorce lawyer. I’m glad that you mentioned that you mentioned that they can help avoid any little mistakes that can cause more problems later on. Not only that, but it seems like the attorney can identify any potential problems so that they can be fixed as quickly as possible. Plus, it’s sometimes nice to be able to have a second person to check and make sure that everything was done correctly.

  3. Derek Dewitt
    Derek Dewitt says:

    My wife and I have been thinking about getting a divorce, but I’m not sure if I need a lawyer or not. I like that you mention how, since divorce is a legal agreement, you have to be exact on everything. Having someone to keep track of court dates and legal documents sounds like it would make this whole process smoother. Thanks for the tips!

  4. Taylor Bishop
    Taylor Bishop says:

    Thanks for going over some benefits of getting a divorce lawyer. It’s good to know that they could help you value particular assets when it comes to dividing up the property. If they can do this it sounds like it could also help speed up the process because everything can be done correctly.

  5. Derek Dewitt
    Derek Dewitt says:

    My wife and I haven’t been on good terms lately and are likely going to get a divorce, but I have no experience with finding a lawyer. I like that you mention how a lawyer can help you avoid little mistakes that might cause problems later. I don’t know where to start when it comes to paperwork and court, so having someone to guide me through this process would be ideal.

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