Question: My wife and I need to get a divorce. Things have not been good for a number of years and she's seeing several other men. We don't have a lot of stuff together; we rent a house, have little savings and agree about custody for our kids. We will split custody equally. I don't think we are not going to fight about a lot of issues in the divorce.
We'd like to get an uncontested divorce. We think if it's an uncontested divorce we can save money and time. We live in Alpharetta and ever since I lost my job my wife has been drinking heavily and meeting other men on the internet. Now that I have another job she is still drinking and has begun smoking pot and taking pills and it's becoming a problem. I work in downtown Alpharetta
If we get an uncontested divorce do we each need to hire an attorney?
Answer: An attorney should never represent both parties in a divorce. That's an obvious conflict. We have seen one party hire a lawyer and the other party not hire a lawyer, that's not uncommon. But both parties should really be represented by a divorce lawyer.
If you do not have an attorney the other party may try to take advantage of you. Or, you simply won't get the “best deal” for your situation. Divorces are complicated and they have significant ramifications for years and years to come. Therefore it's always much better to have an attorney represent your interests.
We have seen people try to represent themselves in a divorce, and many times it leads to serious problems in the future. Those problems can be about money, child custody, child support, the splitting of marital assets and debts, alimony, educational expenses, it goes on and on.
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