Do I Need A Divorce Attorney?

Should I Represent Myself Pro Se?

Divorces are hard to navigate. No matter the situation, it is important that you have an experienced divorce lawyer in your corner to ensure your rights and interests are protected. The effects of these cases are long-standing and you don't want to look back and regret the outcome.

An experienced family law attorney can make sure you cover every aspect of your life that will be affected by your divorce in order to ensure you are protected. If you are already divorced from your spouse, but are considering a modification or contempt action, we can help with that as well.

A Divorce Attorney Has The Necessary Training and Experience To Help

Even if you have gone through a divorce before, the knowledge you gained is minimal compared to what a family law attorneys knows. A skilled family law attorney knows what to expect from the judges and how to properly present evidence and ask questions at trial, which can aid you in getting the best result. Without knowledge of the full knowledge of the law and legal training, which is changing all the time, you can end up in a significant disadvantage. It is also extremely difficult to properly prepare all the necessary paperwork without an attorney guiding you.

In every divorce or family law action, a party should obtain counsel to assist them in their case versus trying to represent themselves pro se. However, certain cases particularly call out for this need. This includes but is not limited to: high asset divorce, child custody cases, domestic abuse, where your spouse has an attorney or where child support and/or spousal support (maintenance) are at stake.

To read more about the importance of having a divorce attorney, please read our article: Why You Should Listen To Your Attorney and Tune Others Out and Do-It-Yourself Divorce More Costly in the Long Run.

Contact our Divorce Lawyers in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas

To learn more about divorce, contact us online or by phone to schedule a confidential half-hour consultation at any of our convenient locations.