Divorces Can Be Complex if Children or Property Are Involved
Video Transcript: Do I have to hire an attorney for my divorce case? My name is Jason Sorensen. I’m an Oklahoma attorney at Wirth Law Office and today we’re going to be talking about whether or not you have to hire an attorney to represent you in your divorce case.
So the simple answer to that is there’s no legal requirement that you have to have an attorney represent you in your divorce. So you can file a divorce all on your own, you can represent yourself pro se without an attorney.
However, keep in mind that divorces can be extremely complex cases if there are children involved or lots of property involved. If the divorce is contested, those divorces can last years even because it takes a long time for parties to agree, there’s lots of property to sort out. If there’s kids involved, there’s custody disputes.
So if the divorce is contested, it becomes very complex and a lot of times it’s very beneficial to have an attorney on your side to help you get what you want. Especially if the other side has an attorney and you don’t, then it can be really hard to get what you want because they have somebody on their side fighting for their interests.
If both sides are agreeable to it, a lot of times that really speeds the process up because there’s no disagreements as to who gets what as far as the property goes and who the children are going to be staying with. But if there are disputes, if there are disagreements with that, then it does become a very complex matter, and in most cases it is in your best interest to have an attorney on your side to help you get what you want and make sure that your needs are met, as well as the children’s. But this is just basic information.
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