Do I Really Need a Lawyer for an Amicable Divorce?

 Posted on July 05, 2024 in Collaborative Law

IL divorce lawyerWhen you and your spouse decide that you would be better off as friends than as a married couple, your divorce will probably be quite amicable. You can expect little fighting and none of the pettiness that is often seen in more contentious divorce cases. You will probably be able to compromise readily. However, you could both still benefit from being represented by a DuPage County, IL divorce attorney as you go through the alternative dispute resolution process. Amicable spouses may be too ready to give up things that are important to them for the sake of keeping the peace. A lawyer can help you stand up for yourself and your wishes.

Why You Need a Lawyer During an Amicable Divorce

Just because you and your spouse have a friendly relationship does not mean that you are guaranteed a fair deal in your divorce if you go without counsel. Ways an attorney can help you through your amicable divorce include: 

  • Knowing your rights - A divorce attorney will understand what your rights are when it comes to the marital property and your children. Your lawyer can help make sure you do not accidentally agree to less than what you are legally entitled to. 
  • Standing up for you while you maintain a friendly relationship - Letting your lawyer be the one to make requests your spouse might not respond positively to can let you keep an amicable relationship without making unreasonable sacrifices. 
  • Being ready if the situation changes - Sometimes, divorces begin amicably and become contentious later on. In case you and your spouse start experiencing a high level of conflict, a lawyer can be ready to step in and start fighting for you. 
  • Providing an outside perspective - Your lawyer may notice signs that your spouse is manipulating you or trying to take advantage of your amicable relationship that you would miss. An attorney can alert you if something seems wrong. 
  • Offering creative solutions - An experienced lawyer might be able to offer solutions or compromises you and your spouse might not have thought of on your own. Divorce lawyers have the benefit of having helped to resolve many divorces under various circumstances.
  • Making sure your agreement is complete - A lawyer can guide you through your divorce and parenting agreements issue by issue, ensuring that you address all relevant issues. This can prevent future conflict in case you later discover an issue you never addressed. 

Contact a Wheaton, IL Amicable Divorce Lawyer 

Andrew Cores Family Law Group is experienced in helping amicable spouses get divorced through collaborative law or mediation. Our dedicated DuPage County, IL divorce lawyers work as a team to help each client get the best divorce agreement possible. Contact us at 630-871-1002 for a complimentary consultation.

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