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Do I need a lawyer to get a divorce?

In most cases, yes. Even in Uncontested Divorce cases, the law surrounding divorce can be very complicated and not addressing one simple thing can delay your divorce or present further issues many years down the road. Divorce involves many complex financial, property and parenting issues with which an experience attorney can help you. Even if you believe you have resolved all these issues with your spouse, a divorce lawyer can help you prepare the forms required to apply and finalize your divorce.

There are many different types of divorce. While Litigation of a Contested Divorce may be the most common (and typically expensive), Collaborative Divorce and Divorce Mediation can be practical Alternative Dispute Resolution solutions, particularly when you and your spouse have an amicable relationship and believe you can work out your differences between you. These divorce methodologies keep you out of court and can often save you time and money and reduce the stress involved in a litigated divorce. They can also improve your ongoing relationship with your spouse and both of your relationships with your children post-divorce.

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