C.L. Swisher Legal Group
Do You Really Need An Attorney To Handle Your Divorce?
Do you really need an attorney to handle your Divorce? No, not really, if you and your spouse have no children, property or major debt, besides personal effect. Now, courts are required to accept forms you can download from your computer or obtain from the Harris County Library located downtown.
However, if you are emotionally worn out or have issues to resolve such as property division, retirement benefits, debts, sale of a house, custody and child support issues. If you and your spouse do not get along, do yourself a favor and consult a qualified family law attorney. Sometimes, issues we can resolve ourselves are just not worth the time or trouble when an attorney can take of your divorce for you.
If you believe your divorce will be uncontested, which means that you and your spouse agree on every issue and are ready to call it quits, see a qualified attorney to handle the divorce for you. Unless, you know how to prepare all the documents and navigate your way through court procedures, I recommend you that you consult an attorney. You would be surprise how inexpensive an uncontested divorce is compared to a contested divorce.
If you and your spouse have a limited budget, you may want to consider mediation or having an attorney prepare your documents and you appear in court alone. You will save money, but will be protected with accurate orders that you can enforce later if needed.
Lastly, divorce does not have to be a traumatic experience if you keep your head about you. If both parties view the divorce as an opportunity for a new leash on life that you both need, then you can part as potential good co-parents of wonderful children.
Good Luck and if you need assistance, do not hesitate to call me at the office or by cell at (832) 413-2730.