Decide whether to hire an attorney
The first step in filing for divorce is deciding whether or not to hire an attorney. Many county courts offer pro se litigant divorce packets to assist in filing your own case. However, the clerk’s office cannot give any legal advice on how to complete the packet or how to proceed with your case. Divorce is a legal process with long-term implications and only an experienced attorney can provide the guidance and advice to navigate you through the legal system. If you have minor children, hiring an attorney is extremely important to ensure that your rights as a parent are protected and that the child’s rights are protected as well. Divorces involving minor children require additional paperwork, including the child support worksheet, permanent parenting plan and child support addendum, all of which can be very confusing and difficult to complete without the assistance of an attorney.
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