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Des Plaines and Hoffman Estates Law Firm Frequently Asked Questions Video

Do I need a lawyer for my divorce?

 

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I talk to many people about this issue and they always ask me, “Do I need a lawyer?” I I guess the answer I give them is, it depends on how well you can work with your spouse.

If you’re both in agreement on everything, what does that mean? Because if you have children, you need a parenting agreement. If you have property, which almost everybody does, you’re going to need some sort of marital settlement agreement.

It’s always helpful to have an attorney. It’s not always necessary to have an attorney through the entire process. It might just be useful for the two of you to sit down and work out issues and then have an attorney look at it.

It really depends upon, again the issues. How contentious things are, the details. Some people have very little in terms of property that they need to be distributed. Some people have a whole lot of stuff, and what you have and the amount of things that you have is going to depend. It’s going to really direct whether or not you need counsel at the end of the day.

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