Do I need an attorney for any other reason if I decide to file by myself?

Categories: Family Law

No, not necessarily. However, it may be beneficial for you to hire a Limited-Scope Attorney. The main purpose would be to discuss the legal ramifications of divorce. Filing for divorce, either contested or uncontested, affects an individuals rights to marital assets and debts including the marital home and retirement benefits, child-custody, child-support, spousal-support, and tax filings. Therefore, because there are legal ramifications it is advisable that you seek the advice of an attorney before finalizing your divorce.