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Do I Need a Lawyer for My Divorce?


Divorce is an incredibly complicated legal process even for couples who amicably agree that it suits their best interests. In fact, many spouses underestimate how many decisions and complex negotiations are involved in effectively finalizing the process. Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, you’re going to need an attorney to protect your best interests.

For most people, navigating the divorce process is like taking a great leap into the unknown. Before you make any decisions about your future, you need to have an understanding of your legal rights and obligations. This is particularly important if your case ends up in court before a family law judge. So before you step into any legal complications or accidentally accept an unfavorable agreement, it’s imperative that you hire a lawyer.

A divorce lawyer can assist you with the following matters:

  • Completing your divorce petition correctly
  • Responding to the divorce petition in a timely manner if you’re not the filing spouse
  • Providing legal guidance throughout your divorce
  • Helping you negotiate child custody, child support, and spousal support
  • Cataloguing your separate and community assets, property, and debts
  • Representing your interests in divorce court
  • Negotiating a fair settlement

Hire an Attorney Today

Hiring a lawyer before you file for divorce is the best way to ensure that you complete the process accurately and effectively. By hiring a knowledgeable attorney, you may be able to simplify the overall process and complete your divorce in a timely manner. Most importantly, a seasoned divorce lawyer can protect you from experiencing any unnecessary legal tribulations.

At Arnold Law Group, APC, our Fresno divorce attorneys have over 30 years of combined legal experience and are dedicated to helping our clients secure beneficial divorce settlements. When you schedule a consultation with our firm, we can develop a customized case strategy that reflects your legal needs and is based specifically on your circumstances and financial situation.

You don’t need to navigate this complicated process alone. Contact our Fresno divorce attorneys at (559) 900-1263 to schedule a consultation.

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