Do I Need a Lawyer for My Divorce?
Divorces can be simple or complex depending on how you and your spouse approach the situation. If you can work out a compromise in advance regarding property and children, lawyers will be less involved and you spend less money on legal fees. If the divorce is agreed upon, you may be able to file and complete the process yourself. If the situation includes abuse or violence, it is likely you need the help of a lawyer. That is where the Lawyer Referral Service can help. You can find a lawyer online or call the LRS office for assistance.
When Do You Need a Divorce Lawyer?
If your spouse has hired a lawyer, you likely need to seriously consider hiring a lawyer. You would be at a great disadvantage going up against a lawyer who knows how to navigate the court system.
If there is any kind of abuse involved, you should probably hire a lawyer. If you, your children, property, or finances need to be protected, a lawyer can help you with safety issues and protect your assets and interests.
A divorce lawyer can help you sort out the steps you need to take, negotiate with your spouse and their divorce attorney on matters such as property division, child custody, and support. Even if your divorce is cordial, you still may want family attorney representation to ensure you receive fair treatment at all stages of the process.
How LRS Helps
When you contact the LRS, you are connected with our trained referral counselors who will listen. We will ask questions to understand your situation. The information we collect helps us evaluate your needs and allows us to refer you to a family law attorney who can help with divorce or suggest other resources in the Austin area. The mission of the LRS is to help you find a suitable resolution.
If you have any questions or wish to book an appointment with a divorce lawyer, fill out our contact form or call 512-472-8303 or 866-303-8303 (toll free).