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When Is It Time to Hire a Divorce Lawyer?

February 26, 2014 | Comment

divorce-decreeDivorce should be a last resort option when there are problems in a marriage. When couples decide that is the only option, they also need to decide if a divorce attorney is needed to settle everything.

In general cases, it is best if couples work out their issues themselves with a neutral third person mediator. Some lawyers offer services as a mediator, so do research before deciding on a good mediator. Choosing this route will save arguments, time, money, and painful court experiences.

Mediation can help the couple get over emotional barriers to negotiation and negotiate a sensible divorce agreement that meets both of their needs. Mediators will work with both spouses at the same time and do not represent individual interests. Mediators will facilitate a negotiation between spouses that results in an agreement satisfactory to both sides.


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