Can I get a divorce without a lawyer?

Can one get a divorce without using a divorce lawyer? Matrimonial lawyer from Houston, Texas, John Nichols Sr, explains that it is possible to represent yourself, though it is not always recommended, especially if you do not have the appropriate training.

By John Nichols, Sr.
June 26, 2006
TX FAQs/Mediation Issues

 

Yes, you can. There are many "do it yourself" kits that you can obtain very cheaply from the Internet. This is only advisable if you have no children or property and have already divided up your personal items. If you have children and/or property, get a lawyer. The fees for a lawyer range from free to $600/hour. If you have a complex or international case, you should not trust your future to a beginner. Get a very experienced professional who can get the results you want at the courthouse if settlement talks fail.


John Nichols, Sr. practices family law in Houston. He has been listed as one of the best matrimonial lawyers in the U.S. in several journals and magazines including National Law Journal and Town & Country.

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June 26, 2006
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