Divorce is the legal termination of a marriage. Divorce cases may solve different issues depending on the circumstances, such as division of property, child custody and/or spousal support or any other relevant questions. Whether the dissolution of marriage is a mutual decision or painful for one spousal, getting a divorce can have serious, long-term emotionally and legally effects.
There are a fault and a no-fault divorce. A no-fault divorce allows couple to end the divorce without one sprout proving the other one did something wrong in the marriage. If both parties desire the divorce and are able to come to an agreement on the concerning issues, they may obtain a no-fault divorce. Quite often such divorce proceedings are done without an attorney.
Some states, though, still require married couples to provide a reason for the divorce. When couples cannot reach an agreement with regard to the dissolution of the marriage, it is called “fault divorce”. In such a case, divorces last much longer, and usually call for judicial intervention to come to a conclusion regarding all relevant issues. Each state creates its own laws and rules concerning a divorce. Because of that, divorce laws and proceedings vary from one state to another. That’s why such type of divorce requires help of an attorney.
As you see, lawyers aren’t necessary for every divorce, but you cannot deny that legal counsel’s help can be very useful. Because of difficulty of some divorce procedures, it often helps to have a skilled attorney for dealing with possible proceedings and issues.
Benefits of hiring a divorce attorney:
- A divorce attorney knows divorce law in your state, he also knows local judges and attorneys and is familiar with local court procedure.
- There is a lot of paperwork involved in the divorce processings. A divorce attorney knows what to file, what to request and when.
- A divorce attorney has experience negotiating such relevant issues as property division, spousal support and child custody.
- A divorce attorney is an impartial third party and they have a clear head when it comes to legal issues.