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Do I need a lawyer for a no-contest divorce?

| Feb 1, 2021 | divorce |

An uncontested divorce can be a quicker and simpler way for a couple to get through a divorce and often save both spouses time and money along the way. While there are many benefits to pursuing an uncontested divorce, each spouse needs to be sure they are still defending their best interests.

Divorces, on average, cost each spouse about $15,000. Avoiding courtrooms with an uncontested divorce can significantly lower the divorce cost, but hiring an attorney is a price you cannot afford to ignore. The benefits of an experienced family law attorney can help you defend your best interests throughout any kind of divorce.

How an attorney can help you

When a couple agrees to settle a divorce without a judge’s involvement, they need to prepare to discuss and negotiate a lot of critical areas that come with the divorce. It can be hard to know what you should negotiate for in property division, child custody and child support, and child support. Without the counsel and guidance of a lawyer, you may agree to circumstances that may leave you in a worse situation than you deserve to be in.

Your lawyer can help you identify what your goals are in your divorce, avoid accepting divorce terms that do not benefit you or your children, and they can help you negotiate on your behalf to achieve those goals. Whether this may be your first divorce or not, you should rely on the experience of an attorney who has helped clients through dozens or hundreds of divorces.

Consult with a lawyer today

While a single attorney cannot represent both sides of a divorce, even if it is a no-contest divorce, they can still help you defend your best interests and offer you the insight you need to make the right decisions for you your family.