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Do I Need an Attorney for an Uncontested Divorce?

Do I Need an Attorney for an Uncontested Divorce?

Going through a divorce is never easy, even if you and your spouse agree to end your marriage. While it can be tempting to try and handle an uncontested divorce yourself, it is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced divorce attorney to ensure that all legal aspects of the divorce are handled appropriately and that your interests are protected.

Legal Guidance

The process of divorce can be complicated and confusing, even when both spouses agree to a divorce. Issues concerning spousal support, child custody, child support, and division of property will raise questions that are best addressed with the advice of a divorce attorney.

A Divorce Attorney Will Safeguard Your Rights

Like marriage, divorce is an emotional process. And when emotions run high, we don’t always make the best decisions. A divorce attorney will safeguard your rights, advocate on your behalf, and act in your best interests as you and your ex work out the terms of your divorce.

Asset protection

It can be difficult to discuss the division of property, even in an uncontested divorce. An attorney will make sure that your property and finances are protected during the divorce process. A divorce attorney will also ensure that all your property is accurately valued and accounted for, and that your assets and debts are divided fairly.

Child custody and support

Child custody and child support are very sensitive issues in any divorce, including those that are uncontested. While determinations on child custody and child support are made by the courts, a family law attorney will advocate on your behalf and help you resolve any issues. An attorney can work with you and your ex to create a parenting plan, child support payment structure and address any other disagreements regarding the raising of your children.

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