Monday, July 27, 2009

Do You Need A Divorce Lawyer? (Did Tom Hanks Need A Dentist in "Cast Away?!")

So, you have already decided to get a Georgia divorce. Now, you are trying to decide whether or not you need a divorce attorney or whether you can "do it yourself." Do you really need a divorce lawyer in Georgia? Do you need a divorce attorney even in an uncontested divorce? The question is made more difficult by the availability of cheap, "do it yourself" kits and other information online. But if you ask me, or any divorce attorney at The Goolsby Law Firm, LLC, you will always be told, "yes," you should get a divorce lawyer to handle your divorce.

And it's not simply because that's how we at The Goolsby Law Firm, LLC earn our living! It's because your rights are important and you have too much at stake to risk your fate on one of those cheap, "do it yourself" divorce kits. Particularly if you have kids, or significant money, property or debt issues, (or other important issues), you should definitely retain a divorce attorney to make sure your important interests are protected. Also, as we just saw with a new divorce client today who had unsuccessfully tried to handle her own divorce alone, many of those divorce kits simply do not have all the information or forms to completely address all your needs in a Georgia divorce.

In addition, retaining a divorce attorney, especially in an uncontested divorce, is not necessarily that much more expensive than one of those "do it yourself" kits. Moreover, you should also consider the fact that some divorce law firms, including The Goolsby Law Firm, LLC, will discuss with you the possibility of a payment plan to make your divorce easier and more affordable.

So, the bottom line is: it's up to you! You can risk your fate and try to do it yourself, or you can call an experienced Georgia divorce attorney to help you through a difficult time. Sometimes there is no substitute for experienced, professional help. You wouldn't want to pull your own tooth, would you? And if you had asked Tom Hanks' character in the movie "Cast Away" if he needed a dentist or an ice skate, I suspect he would have quickly replied, "Get me a dentist!"

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