Is a lawyer required when divorcing?
No state requirement demands that you hire an attorney to proceed with a divorce, but because the decisions you make now can have a lifelong effect on your quality of life, financial well-being, and your rights when it comes to your children, having a knowledgeable attorney on your side can make the divorce process easier.
Considerations When Filing for Divorce
Some of the considerations when filing for a divorce include:
- Primary custody of children
- Division of property including primary residence
- Guardianship of pets obtained during the marriage
- Division of debt
- Maintenance or Spousal support
The advantage of Hiring an Attorney
If one party obtains an attorney to assist with the navigation of the often confusing divorce process, this gives them a clear advantage over the unrepresented party. In this case, obtaining an attorney can ensure that you receive fair treatment during this already emotional and stressful process.
At the Law Offices of Robert M. Kaplan, PC, we have the experience and expertise to handle uncontested divorce, as well as the most complex contested divorce cases, making the process easier because you have the legal support and advice of an experienced attorney.
If you have questions about your divorce and if an attorney is right for you, contact our Schaumberg, IL law office to schedule a consultation.
Robert Kaplan successfully guided this client through the entire divorce process.
"Made sure I knew what was going on throughout the process."
"He did just an outstanding job. His communication was excellent."
This client was extremely pleased with how the Law Offices of Robert M. Kaplan, P.C. handled his divorce.