Can you get divorced without hiring a divorce lawyer?

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asked Apr 1, 2022 in Divorce & Marriage by Netanel (2,350 points)
Can you get divorced without hiring a divorce lawyer?

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answered Apr 2, 2022 by GrahamPolk (4,520 points)
You can get divorced without hiring a divorce lawyer although it's not recommended.

To get divorced there's no requirement to hire a divorce lawyer for the divorce to go through and many people do get divorced without a divorce lawyer.

However when getting divorced it's always a good idea to hire a divorce lawyer so that things go smoothly and something else does not come up later costing you money.

A divorce lawyer is well worth the money especially if you have property that you need to or want to keep that you don't want your spouse to get.

People who can agree with their spouse about divisive divorce issues such as child custody, child support, spousal support, the division of property and assets, etc. are usually the best candidates for a divorce without hiring a lawyer.

A divorce lawyer protects the rights of their client, along with handling the related custody and financial aspects of the divorce.

Importantly, a divorce lawyer will also explain the law and your available legal options.

The attorney should review your situation and its related documents.

Forty to fifty percent of all marriages in the United States end in divorce.

In 1969, California was the first state to legalize no-fault divorce.

In 2010, New York was the last of the fifty states to approve it.

No-fault divorce does not require any evidence of wrong-doing on the part of either spouse.

Although divorce is a difficult emotional decision, in terms of the law, it can easily be granted under a no-fault divorce ruling.

Divorce in the United States is in accordance with state law rather than governed extensively by federal regulations.

A divorce lawyer specializes in civil law.

This field can be saturated with emotions and life-changing decisions.

Therefore, a divorce lawyer must delicately yet justly handle a wide variety of family law issues from divorce, marriage annulment, and legal separation to child custody, child support and visitation rights.

They are also called divorce attorneys or family practice lawyers.

A divorce can take three to twelve months to finalize.

However, it depends on how the divorce is filed.

It may be a fault or no-fault divorce, contested or uncontested divorce or simplified divorce.

The many legal issues to settle and the amount of conflict to mediate influence the time frame.
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answered Jan 4, 2023 by GeorgeMills (3,080 points)

There are several points to check before making a decision. Each state has its own criteria for dividing property after a divorce. You need to know exactly what your chances are. I asked many divorced people in chat for anchorage casual dating - Opinions were divided 60 to 40. Most divorced people had a long and unpleasant divorce.  So I would advise you to keep in mind the contacts of a good lawyer. Remember that this is not the end of the story. True love is still waiting for you.

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