Why should I hire an attorney for my divorce if we agree to what we want?
When you and your spouse agree to the terms of your divorce, you may ask yourself why should we hire an attorney? What do we need one for?Experienced attorneys add value attorneys because we can navigate the court system efficiently to get you divorce quickly without any unnecessary hassle. Our firm makes sure that you have addressed every issue so there is nothing left out. We explain how the agreement can or cannot be enforced if either of you does not or cannot follow it. We carefully craft the agreement to help ensure the agreement says - both to you and a judge - what you mean for it to say. We ensure that procedurally everything is done quickly and efficiently, including completing all necessary documents fully and accurately. And we make this happen as quickly as the legal system allows. Typically, under thirty days.When you file a divorce on your own, you will experience long delays while court personnel review the large volume of documents filed by unrepresented people before those documents are allowed to be viewed by a judge. There is also a significant delay before the court personnel will then schedule a final hearing for your divorce to be finalized. Also, it is common for the court personnel to return documents after this long delay to request that errors be corrected or documents be more fully completed. This delays your divorce even more. Typically, 180 days.As attorneys, we have the authority to schedule a hearing quickly with the judge. In some counties, if you are represented by an attorney you will not even be required to go to court to finalize your divorce. You don't have to take time off work or spend hours figuring out how to successfully navigate the legal process.Lastly, and importantly, you control the cost. We charge a one-time flat fee to help you complete your uncontested divorce. In such a difficult time as a divorce, taking control of the expense of the process will help give you peace of mind and the freedom to move forward to your new life.