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Do I Have to Have A Lawyer for This?

Sometimes following an initial consultation the person will ask me, “Do I have to have a lawyer to handle my divorce?”  I always answer that question  by telling them that the law doesn’t require that they have a lawyer, but in the end they are going to be glad they did.  A divorce is a court proceeding, a lawsuit.  Dealing with issues in court can be very intimidating and confusing for someone who isn’t trained as a lawyer.  You will be dealing with things such as the Rules of Civil Procedure and the Rules of Evidence that, unless you are familiar with them and deal with them on a daily basis, can be like reading a foreign language.

It is important to realize that failing to follow one of these rules can mean the difference between a successful outcome, and disaster.  Do you really want to take that kind of risk?  Here is a link to a great article that appeared in Divorce Magazine entitled “Five Reasons to Hire a Divorce Attorney” .  Take a few minutes to read it, and then give us a call and let us guide you through your divorce process.