Do I need a lawyer?
There is no legal requirement that you hire a lawyer for your divorce. In deciding whether or not you need representation, remember:
- If your spouse hired a lawyer to “write up the papers,” that lawyer does not represent you and will only be looking out for your spouse’s interests.
- Having a lawyer to represent your interests is particularly important if you have been married for a number of years, have children together, or have substantial assets or debts.
- Trying to “save” money by not having a lawyer may end up costing you more in the end.