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Do I Need a Divorce Lawyer?

“Do I need a lawyer to divorce?”

“Do I need a divorce lawyer if we agree on everything?”

“Can I get divorced without a lawyer?”

These are some of the most common questions that divorce attorneys get asked by clients and unfortunately, there’s no simple, straight-shot answer for everyone.

Every divorce situation is different. While some divorces are emotional and stressful, others can be seamless and easy.

Many factors come into question when divorce is involved, and we want our clients to be aware of all the factors from top to bottom.

The Law Offices of Karl Brodzansky want you to understand everything that you need to know when filing for divorce, including whether or not you should invest in a divorce attorney.

Do I Need a Lawyer for Divorce?

While there are tasks that you can complete on your own during a divorce, there are other factors that require a lawyer's help.

If you and your spouse are able to work through these legal issues together without any help, then you may not need a lawyer’s advice:

  • Child Custody

  • Child Support

  • Spousal Support

  • Division of Property

Working directly with your spouse and having no need for an attorney can bring you these advantages:

  • More control over issues between you and your spouse, instead of leaving the decisions up to the court,

  • Saving yourself time and money,

  • If children are involved, the transition may be smoother if lawyers aren’t brought into the situation.

Filing for an uncontested divorce doesn’t necessarily require the help of an attorney. However, it is always recommended to have a lawyer browse through and review your divorce documents to ensure that your rights and interests are properly protected.

Having a lawyer involved in your uncontested divorce avoids missing any issues and also increases the chances of your agreement being accepted by the court.

When to Get a Lawyer: for Divorce

If you decide to hire a lawyer, you need to choose the right attorney for your situation.

Whether you need a lawyer to challenge your spouse in court, or help you build an agreement that you two will agree on together, every situation requires a different attorney’s approach.

When you have the Law Offices of Karl Brodzansky on your side, we’ll give you our undivided attention and advice, based on our many years of legal experience, to provide you with an outcome that you deserve and desire most.

In situations where it is favorable to hire a divorce attorney, many factors may be involved:

  • Domestic Abuse: Physical, mental, and/or sexual abuse,

  • Substance Abuse: Drugs or alcohol,

  • Infidelity: Spouse has committed adultery during marriage,

  • Dishonesty: Spouse is lying, hiding assets, or being vindictive,

  • Finances: Significant assets, separate property, property acquired, with or by inheritance or gifts, complications in finances

  • Children

If your spouse has hired a lawyer, then it is a good idea to hire your own lawyer to ensure your rights are protected and to prepare for possible court for your own protection.

Violence Disclaimer:

While we cannot give any legal advice through our website, the following is to be used at your own discretion:

If you feel threatened or unsafe at any time during your divorce because you fear that your spouse may harm you and your children, take your property or perform any other violent actions, get yourself to safety and contact a lawyer who can help you.

NY Divorce Attorney

An experienced lawyer like Karl Brodzansky can help you get through your divorce as seamlessly as possible.

If you’re struggling to get through the motions of your divorce with your spouse, a lawyer like Karl Brodzansky ensures that you are getting what you deserve out of your divorce.

For the past 30 years, the Law Offices of Karl Brodzansky have helped thousands get through their divorce with favorable outcomes and you could be next.

For more information, contact us on our website.


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