Is Hiring a Divorce Lawyer Really Necessary?

Divorce is often an emotional rollercoaster and complex legal matter. Although representing yourself in court may seem like a great way to save money, it’s better to hire a divorce lawyer. Consider these different factors if you’re planning on representing yourself in your divorce case.

Reasons You Need to Hire a Lawyer for Your Divorce

Reduce Stress

Many people don’t realize the effect stress has on their bodies. The divorce process is stressful and can be frustrating. One thing that’s priceless in this situation is having peace of mind. When you reduce stress, you can think clearer and maintain your health through your divorce.

Avoid Delays

Delays during the divorce process can occur because one party hopes to reconcile, one party can’t agree on terms, or one party refuses to sign. In some divorce cases, the other party will delay the process as a tactic for gaining leverage.

Emotional Support

Divorce is an emotional process. Realizing that your relationship is coming to an end can cause various emotions to surface. A divorce lawyer can be great for emotional support during the divorce process because they’re in your corner and want the best for you.

Binding Agreements

A divorce can become a binding agreement through a handshake deal, notarized agreements, written agreements that are not in the form of a court order, and marital settlement agreements. To make an agreement legally binding during a divorce, the agreement must be sent as a formal stipulation order to the court.

Figuring Out What’s Best for Your Children

If you have children, a divorce lawyer can help you understand different legal terms and help you make knowledgeable decisions regarding your children. When you’re in the processing of getting a divorce, it’s easy to shut down because there is so much to take in. Children are a sensitive subject, in addition to getting divorced, which can be overwhelming.


Finances are an essential divorce topic. During a divorce, the assets of both parties are discussed. Assets can include property, debts, taxes, and retirement. It would be best if you let a divorce lawyer help you determine what your financial needs will be after the divorce.

Complicated Paperwork

One of the most complicated factors of divorce is the paperwork. All of your requests, responses to the other party, and other documentation is in the form of paperwork. A divorce lawyer can help you complete the necessary paperwork and submit it to the court. A lot of the paperwork that needs to be completed has a deadline. A divorce lawyer can ensure you submit the required paperwork promptly to avoid delays and other issues.

How Can Bergman Family Law Help?

Here at Bergman Family Law, I care about my clients and stand by them. I know the divorce process takes a toll on everyone involved, and I am here to provide peace of mind. Bergman Family Law is your legal expert for dissolution of marriage, domestic violence, post-judgment modifications, paternity, and pre-nuptial agreements in the greater Miami area. Contact me today for your free 15-minute Zoom consultation.