Do I Really Need a Lawyer if My Divorce Is Uncontested?
You may begin your divorce amicably, thinking that you and your spouse agree on everything. That's right, everything. It is natural to ask, "Does either of us really need a lawyer?" The short answer is that unless you truly have an uncontested divorce, you need a lawyer.
What Is an Uncontested Divorce?
To file an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse must agree on all issues — children, property, money and support. If you do disagree on even one issue, then you will have to file for a contested divorce. The process in an uncontested divorce is relatively quick and easy. Each party completes a financial statement and submits a joint petition for divorce, listing the terms of their agreement. The decree and petition are then filed, and the divorce will soon be finalized by the court.. Your only interaction with the court may be to answer a few questions from the judge to make sure that both parties understand the terms of their agreement.
It sounds simple, but once you disagree on anything, it's time to call a lawyer. At Pollack Law Group, P.C., our attorneys have years of experience handling all types of divorce cases and can advise you about your options. If we believe that you do not need an attorney for your divorce, we will tell you. Call us today at 800-299-DIVORCE (800-299-3486) or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.
Why You Need an Attorney for Most Divorces
Many people think that they can take care of an uncontested divorce by themselves, but they do not know what they are getting themselves into. Whenever a divorcing couple says, "We don't need lawyers," there's a reason our attorneys become wary. When one of the spouses is self-employed, has a high net worth or is not as financially savvy as the other spouse, "wary" turns to downright suspicious. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our attorneys have seen the same scenario play out over and over again: the more financially savvy spouse doesn't want attorneys or accountants involved so he or she can gain the financial advantage without his or her scheme being discovered.
Making a mistake during an uncontested divorce can cost both of you money, sometimes a significant amount of money. An attorney can identify issues and concerns you may not have thought about and help protect you from having your divorce become costly.
Divorce Services That Make the Cost Reasonable
At Pollack Law Group, P.C., we offer flat-fee divorce services so clients can keep expenses down and know from the start how much the process will cost. This approach allows you to have the benefit of an attorney, but gives you the chance to do some of the work yourself so you can control legal fees.
Straight Answers to Your Questions About Flat-Fee Divorce
Even if you are confident you can complete the process without hiring an attorney, it is good common sense to have your questions answered by a knowledgeable, experienced lawyer. It is worth arranging a consultation with an attorney at Pollack Law Group, P.C. We won't try to talk you into hiring us. We'll give you straight answers to any questions you may have
Contact Us for Information on Uncontested and Flat-Fee Divorce
If you need assistance filing for an uncontested divorce, our attorneys can help you through this process quickly and efficiently. Our Massachusetts law firm serves clients throughout the state, from Cape Cod to Pittsfield. Contact us at 800-299-DIVORCE (800-299-3486) to learn how we can help you with any family law matter such as divorce, child custody or spousal support. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced flat-fee divorce attorney.