Sometimes, a couple who is getting a divorce can’t stand to be in the same room, much less be able to negotiate how they want to settle issues like the division of their assets and child custody. In others, however, divorcing couples are able to keep their communication amicable and feel like they will be able to reach an agreement on the terms of their divorce without going to court.
This latter situation is referred to as an “uncontested divorce,” and if you find yourself in this situation, you may be wondering whether you really have to hire a lawyer to represent you. It is always advisable to retain a lawyer when you are going through a divorce, even if you and your spouse are getting along just fine. Here are a few of the reasons why:
You May Not Even Be Aware of Your Rights
Divorce law is extremely complicated, and it’s possible that you may not even know that you may have certain rights in regard to your children, your assets, or ongoing financial support if you fail to speak to an attorney. As a result, if you do not speak to a lawyer and sign a divorce settlement agreement, you may be signing away important rights.
An Uncontested Divorce Can Quickly Become Contested
While things may start off fine when you and your spouse agree to end your marriage, disputes have a way of arising as you start to hash out your agreement. For this reason, it’s important to have an attorney in your corner who can advise you of your rights and communicate with your spouse, if it becomes necessary.
Call the Fender Law Firm Today to Speak to an Experienced Attorney
If you think that you and your spouse are headed for a divorce, it’s important to protect your rights by retaining an attorney. To schedule a free consultation with a Beaufort family law lawyer, call us at 843.379.4888 or contact us online today.