Should I retain an attorney if we agree to the terms of the divorce?
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Even if both sides agree to the terms of a divorce, you should seriously consider retaining an attorney. First and foremost, you should do this to make sure that you fully understand the long term ramifications of what you are agreeing to. Beyond this, an experienced attorney will also insure that your case gets through the legal system properly.
Many people make the mistake of believing that the Family Law system is easy to navigate…it’s not. There are a ton of rules you must adhere to under the Family Code and Code of Civil Procedure. In addition to this, there are also a myriad of local court rules you need to be familiar with in order to get through the process.
If you don’t comply with all of these requirements, the Court may reject your proposed settlement and order of dissolution and make you start over again. Don’t make this mistake. Hire an experienced attorney to get you through this process quickly and efficiently.