On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
When a couple in the Chicago area decides to end a marriage, there are many matters that must be addressed. Often one of the biggest issues is how assets will be divided. Depending on the individual, this can be overwhelming. That sense of overwhelm can cause some, in an effort to save some money, to try to manage the divorce themselves, without the assistance of a lawyer.
While there are of course occasions where this may work out okay, in most situations it is not a good idea. Divorces can be very complex for those who do not understand the process. This is particularly true when the couple splitting has accumulated a large amount of assets. Because an attorney who handles divorces understands all of the options available to those ending their marriage, in many cases hiring one may actually prove to be more cost-effective than not.
In addition to being able to streamline the process, a divorce lawyer will likely be able to determine whether the split would be a good candidate for mediation. While it does not work in every situation, when it does, it may actually help a client save money while going through a divorce. In addition, it could help to greatly reduce the amount of stress being placed upon that individual.
Because once a divorce is over both spouses will start new lives, most would probably agree that starting that new life off on the right foot is vital. In many situations, working with a lawyer who handles divorce is the best way to make that happen.
Source: The Colorado Springs Gazette, “Do-it-yourself divorce could be cause for regret,” Linda Leitz, March 10, 2013