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McKinney Divorce Consulting Attorney

McKinney Divorce Consulting Lawyer

What is a Pro Se Divorce?

Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to be represented by an attorney to successfully get divorced in Texas. Rather, you and your spouse can each represent yourselves. However, it is best to have the help of an attorney, even if you do not wish to hire legal representation. Divorce Mediation Centers of America can offer consulting services to those who are planning a “pro se” divorce.

By working with a consulting attorney, you can receive detailed and accurate answers to any questions you may have for less than the cost of hiring representation. You can ask your consulting attorney anything about Texas divorce law and how it may apply in your case, and you will know that you are receiving the right answers. Going to a lawyer with questions is often far easier and less time-consuming than attempting to do the legal research yourself. The answers you find online may not always be accurate or up-to-date, and they may not apply to your specific situation.

Divorce Mediation Centers of America can help guide you through your pro se divorce with personalized and legally sound advice and answers. Our goal is to enable you to represent yourself in your divorce with confidence and skill. We can also offer divorce mediation services for those pursuing an uncontested divorce. For spouses who may need to contest their divorce by going through litigation, having representation is strongly recommended.

Who Should Consider a Divorce Consultant?

If your divorce is relatively simple and uncomplicated, you may not need to be represented by legal counsel in order to achieve a satisfactory outcome. When you and your spouse share little marital property and are relatively amicable, you may be capable of addressing your divorce case without formal representation. Those with more complex marital estates, such as intertwined investment portfolios or multiple real estate holdings, may be better served by having representation. Further, those who are in a high state of conflict may need representation in order to protect themselves, particularly if they have children together.

If your marriage was somewhat short-lived, and you and your spouse are largely able to agree on how any shared property should be divided, choosing an attorney divorce consultant over classic attorney representation may be an excellent way to save time and money.

How Does Divorce Consulting Work?

Your attorney will act as a consultant while you represent yourself in the divorce. Legal research can be difficult, and there is plenty of opportunity for a person without legal training to make mistakes or misunderstand complex legal terminology. A divorce consultant can provide you with the specific answers you need so that you are empowered to represent yourself with skill. You may ask about what the law means or how it applies in your case. Having a divorce consultant can take the uncertainty out of a pro se divorce. You do not need to worry that a legal misunderstanding on your part could affect your rights or the final outcome, as your consultant will be able to explain the legal aspects of your case in clear, understandable language.

Some spouses also choose to use mediation to resolve their outstanding issues while representing themselves. Mediation can help pro se parties come to an agreement, while a divorce consultant can help ensure that the final agreement protects your legal rights and is in your best interest.

Your consultant can review documents before you file them, assist with gathering evidence, or ensure that you are taking the right steps at the right time. While divorce is almost always complicated, hiring a divorce consultant can make the process of representing yourself much easier and more efficient.

Contact a McKinney Divorce Consulting Lawyer

Divorce Mediation Centers of America is experienced in helping pro se parties manage their own divorces with confidence. We can provide you with up-to-date answers tailored to your unique situation. To begin with a complimentary initial consultation, please contact us at 469-406-4320.

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