Every marriage two people have is different from other marriages, as well as the relationship that was established between these people and the tiny shelter, literal and figurative, they built for each other. However, unlike marriage, the process of divorce is practically the same for every couple, since the latter follow the same laws, submit the same documents, plus maybe slight differences when it comes to matters or issues surrounding the divorce.
There is no need for a lawyer
If you can settle the matters amicably with your partner, you can do away without an attorney.
Hiring a divorce lawyer will cost you, a cheap or an expensive service is still a money taken away from your pocket or your bank savings. The moment you decided to call it quits with your partner, you are already faced with the expenses that come along with divorce, especially when you have children and there is an issue of child support and possession.
Utilize the internet
The internet has evolved through time, and right now, things are easier and accessible with one, easy click. If you are worried about doing the paperwork wrong, there are documents samples and forms available online for your usage, just be sure to click legitimate sites to help you in the process. Print and fill up the details required and you are a step nearer into getting things done.
Invest on other professionals
Instead of a lawyer, you may avail the services of a family law mediator who may help you fix the contested issues in your divorce. A mediator serves as the neutral third party and a facilitator in the discussion of matters concerning the divorce, such as but not limited to child custody arrangements, child possession or visitation, child support, and division of property.
In confusing financial problems such as those involving your liabilities and assets, or debts you or your partner incurred during the marriage, you may call for a financial adviser to guide you through money matters.
Since divorce is not always a smooth drive to the end of marriage, and if you, your partner, or any of your children are having troubles to cope up with the divorce, you may pay for a therapist to help with the emotional aspect the divorce has brought upon your family.
None of these guides make divorce any easier to deal with, but compared to most, it’s a hands-on and collaborative process to go through since you and your partner, for the last time, worked together to determine what works best for both of you, as well as for the interest and welfare of your children.
A lawyer is, however, the person most trained and equipped to help you with any legal matters through his acquired legal knowledge, skills, training, and experience, though. Weigh your options and I wish you great success whatever you and your ex have decided to do.