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5 Reasons to Hire a Divorce Lawyer

By Diana Shepherd for Choosing to represent yourself in court instead of hiring a divorce lawyer could be a costly mistake. Here's why. If you're at the beginning of your divorce process, you may be considering representing yourself instead of hiring a lawyer, thinking you'll save time and money by doing so. If your marriage was very short, if both of you are committed to ending your marriage without a legal or financial battle, if you have no children or assets, and if neither of you wants or needs to receive spousal support (alimony) from the other, then you may be able to process your own divorce using a kit or online tools.

The Top 10 Most Difficult New Year's Resolutions for Divorced Parents

The following is an article from Laurie Hollman, PhD, Infant-Parent and Child Psychoanalyst; Author, 'Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child's Behavior': Some divorces help kids. Others hurt kids. The ones that help kids are generally healthy decisions by two adults who realize they are no longer a good match for each other or for their children as married parents. The ones that hurt are remembered by adult children of divorced parents and tend to remain unresolved in the adults' minds. Divorced parents new to the ambiance of divorce situations would do well to learn from the mistakes of others. The resolutions below are offered to help create family situations that are truly in the best interest of the children involved.  

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