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About Getting A Divorce Without A Lawyer

February 24, 2011  

Divorce is unfortunately common in our society. You can get a divorce on your own or with the aid of an attorney. Why should you get a divorce without an attorney? There are two very good reasons to get a divorce without a lawyer. They are as follows:

Getting a divorce without an attorney will likely save you money; and Getting a divorce without a lawyer is often faster.

When to get a divorce without a lawyer?

Frankly, there’s really only one prerequisite to getting a divorce without an attorney. Essentially, your divorce terms must be agreed upon between you and your spouse. This means your divorce must be uncontested or there is no contest to stage in court. If you and your spouse cannot agree to the ALL the terms, then getting a divorce without an attorney is not a viable option for you. This is fundamental. However, if you don’t agree, you can exercise on option to help you agree that doesn’t necessarily involve lawyers. That’s mediation.

Mediation is presenting your situation to a family law mediator and then the mediator works on getting you and your spouse to agree. This is usually a much cheaper option to settle your differences than both of you hiring divorce lawyers. Family law mediators who are certified know the divorce law in your state or province and so they can tell you generally how a court may settle the terms of your divorce. Sure, a judge may decide differently, but generally speaking, if the facts are presented to a family law mediator, you’ll get pretty sound information about how a court may settle your divorce terms. Keep in mind that hiring a divorce mediator does not guarantee that you and your spouse will resolve all differences.

The mediation process is considered a success if all the issues are resolved satisfactorily. If, after seeing a divorce mediator you agree on all the terms, then you can pursue getting an Online divorce without a lawyer. Of course, if you feel more comfortable running the terms by a lawyer, you could do that as well.

IMPORTANT: if at any time you need legal advice, you should visit a lawyer!

There are 2 methods of completing a divorce without an attorney?

First, you and/or your spouse can do all the paperwork on your own. The other option is to hire an Online divorce service. A great Online divorce service will have you provide all the relevant information about your situation and then complete all the paperwork for your state or province. Then all you need to do is file that paperwork in your county or local court. It’s that simple and it is very, very cheap compared to hiring a divorce lawyer. Keep in mind that both of these options do not include legal advice.

As I set out at the beginning of this article, cost is a key reason for getting a divorce without a lawyer.You can save thousands of dollars in two ways. They are as follows:

First, you avoid paying attorney legal fees. You can save a lot of money avoiding lawyer fees. Considering lawyers charge anywhere from $150 to $400 per hour, those savings add up fast or expenses add up fast if you go with a lawyer.

Second, if you hire a lawyer and your case goes to trial, you are handing over the decision-making process to another person. if you go to court there is a chance the result will be much worse for you than if you had agreed to the demands of your spouse. Going to court can be risky.

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