Do I Need A Lawyer To Get A Divorce?

While representing yourself in a divorce case is an option it is not recommended unless you have years of experience dealing with both divorce cases and family law.

By Alison C. Leslie, Esq.
June 05, 2007
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Of course you need a lawyer to get a divorce! A lot of people think they know how to get a divorce because they read a book. This is extremely dangerous. You really should think of it like reading a medical encyclopedia to take out your own appendix. You could—but I wouldn't suggest it. You need someone who can give you the adequate legal advice that is pertinent to your specific case. Every case is different, and a book cannot answer every question, or resolve every issue. I highly suggest that you retain an attorney who will be suitable to you, and help you reach your underlining goals.


Alison C. Leslie, Esq. practices family law exclusively in her Morristown, NJ offices, where she offers her clients the individualized attention of a solo practitioner with the experience of a larger firm. She can be reached at (973) 631-8002. View her website and Divorce Magazine profile.

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June 05, 2007
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