Why Do I Need a Lawyer for a Divorce If My Spouse and I Agree?
Many people have a mental picture of a divorcing couple that involves arguing, yelling, and an inability to agree on anything. While it is certainly true that many divorces are acrimonious and difficult, sometimes, a couple can agree to end their marriage without much conflict.
If a divorcing couple is still able to communicate in a constructive way and there are not complicated and contested issues that need to be resolved, it may be possible for them to get an uncontested divorce. Put simply, an uncontested divorce is one which the couple agrees to the way that any issues ancillary to the divorce will be resolved. Generally, these issues involve the way property will be divided, child custody, child support, and whether one party will pay the other party maintenance (alimony).
If you find yourself in this situation, you may question whether you need to speak to an attorney at all. It is always a good idea to talk to a lawyer, even if that lawyer ultimately tells you that you probably do not need his or her assistance. Cases in which you may not need a lawyer generally involve marriages of short duration in which there are no children and very few assets involved.
Otherwise, it is a good idea for both you and your spouse to retain legal counsel familiar with the Texas family code. A lawyer will fully explain your rights, draft and review any paperwork that you need to execute or submit to the court, attempt to negotiate a settlement agreement so that you can avoid the time, expense, and uncertainty associated with going to court, and represent you in court if it becomes necessary.
Contact A Richmond Divorce Lawyer Today To Schedule A Consultation
Divorce can be a difficult and complicated process, but you do not have to go through it alone. At the Vendt Law Firm, P.L.L.C., we are committed to helping people who are going through a divorce protect their legal rights. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (832) 276-9474 or contact us online.