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Do I Really Need a Divorce Attorney?

If you and your spouse have recently decided to get a divorce, you may be wondering if you should hire a divorce attorney. Of course, everyone can legally go through a divorce on their own. But before choosing to do, so it is important to understand what exactly a divorce attorney can do for you.

Listed below are some of the things a divorce attorney can help you with:

  • Knowing the law. Each state has different laws and sometimes these laws are subject to change. Expect your divorce attorney to be on top of the law and prevent you from making any careless, costly mistakes.
  • Having a mediator. A divorce can be a highly charged emotional process, and having your attorney between you and your spouse can help keep things calm and moving in the right direction. Your attorney will keep you focused on the big picture so that your emotions don’t get the best of you.
  • Help with the details. There is a great deal of paperwork involved in every divorce. Documents need to be signed, forms drawn up, petitions filed and specific dates met. Your attorney will help you keep track of everything.
  • Negotiating. Especially when things like child custody and property division are involved, your attorney’s experience negotiating can be a huge help.

Although you may save money by not hiring a divorce attorney, remember, there could be consequences. Either way, it never hurts to meet with an experienced Houston divorce attorney for a consultation before making a final decision.

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Robert Reid McInvale is an experienced family law attorney with a comprehensive practice in Houston. He provides dedicated and strong advocacy for his clients, helping them with all the issues surrounding their divorce, separation, child custody, and other marriage and family matters. Attorney McInvale—Reid to clients and friends—seemed destined for a law career. Born while his father was attending Emory University Law School, Reid grew up in Manchester, GA. His father was the city attorney for many years, as well as head of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce. It is in the family blood to become lawyers and help people get justice. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall is part of the McInvale family tree.

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