Should I Hire a Lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce?

You seriously consider hiring an attorney to represent you during an uncontested divorce. Many people believe having a lawyer during this type of divorce is unnecessary, but it can serve you well to have someone looking out for your legal interests during this complicated time.

Even if your uncontested divorce seems simple at first, things can become a lot more complicated when you and your spouse encounter a disagreement. You also can’t know for sure if the terms you and your spouse are working on are really fair to you. Without already having an attorney on your side, you can leave yourself unprepared and exposed in front of serious legal concerns.

How Does an Uncontested Divorce Work?

An uncontested divorce is one in which spouses agree on the issues relevant to their divorce, such as property division, alimony, child custody and visitation, and child support. In most situations, spouses file for an uncontested divorce after establishing terms on these issues during mediation or another forum outside of court.

Under ideal circumstances, neither spouse has second thoughts about the terms of the divorce and the filing goes through without conflict. Choosing to proceed under the presumption that things will go ideally, however, can be incredibly risky.

Your Attorney Is Your Guide Through This Process

While it’s true that hiring an attorney can cost you a little more than you may be willing to spend on your divorce, their guidance can be priceless.

Even when people attempt the simplest ways to divorce, there are still many hearing dates, filing deadlines, and tons of paperwork to gather and fill out. If you’re working full-time and/or have children, it can be completely overwhelming to wade through the details of getting divorced, but you can worry a lot less about what comes next when you can have someone guide you through it all step-by-step.

Your Attorney Helps You Protect Your Interests

Perhaps even more important than having someone who understands the divorce process on your side is having someone with legal know-how looking out for your interests.

Divorce can be an incredibly confusing process, and you may not be aware of all of the rights and entitlements you have during this time. This can leave you vulnerable to manipulation and unfair treatment by the other side, who may have hired their own legal counsel. That means failing to have an attorney can mean you’ll be up against your spouse’s lawyer, which can put you at a severe disadvantage.

If you’re looking for a lawyer who can guide you through the divorce process and protect your interests, consider reaching out to Tinny, Meyer & Piccarreto, P.A. One of our experienced attorneys can provide the legal support and services you need during this time.

For more information, contact Tinny, Meyer & Piccarreto, P.A. online and request a consultation.