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In a DIY world, why hire a divorce attorney?

On Behalf of | Jun 8, 2021 | Divorce, Family Law |

There are certain projects the average person can complete satisfactorily on their own without consulting professionals, and there are others where the do-it-yourself mentality may not serve them well. A DIY divorce, for example, may not be in one’s best interests. Here are a few reasons why Washington residents who are considering divorce may want to consult a divorce attorney.

Unforeseen problems

Issues often pop up during divorce proceedings that some individuals are not ready to tackle on their own. With legal counsel on your side, those problems can be easily worked through or, better yet, avoided.

Faster process

Divorce does take time, but it doesn’t have to drag on forever. With the assistance of counsel, it is possible to work through all aspects of the dissolution process carefully but quickly so that you can move on as fast as possible.

Complicated paperwork

Legal paperwork can be a bear to figure out on your own. Any mistake, big or small, can cause problems. An experienced family law attorney will be able to help you submit a divorce filing that is completely in order and free from error.


Divorce needs to be treated like a business transaction, but it is often ruled by emotions. It is difficult to keep those emotions in check when working through the dissolution process alone. Legal counsel can help keep you grounded and focused on the task at hand.

Washington residents who do hire a divorce attorney get to decide how involved their legal counsel is in the dissolution process. They can have their attorney handle everything, take on a consulting role, or assist with mediation or collaborative proceedings. In any capacity, having an experienced family law attorney on your side can help you achieve comprehensive and balanced settlement terms as quickly as possible.