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Getting a Divorce: 5 Reasons to Get a Civil Litigator for Your Case

At the end of a marriage, it may seem easy just to file the paperwork to end it all on your own. This isn’t always a good idea, though. Most divorce cases should have a civil litigator to protect both parties.

Emotions Are High

As civil as you think your divorce is, all divorces come with some sort of emotional attachment. Make sure you prepare for the emotional toll a divorce may take on you. If you don’t know what you’re getting into or you’re not prepared emotionally for a divorce, you may suffer. You may also let your emotions get the best of you if you do not have a civil litigator.

You Might Have More Rights Than You Think

Many people who get a divorce aren’t aware of all the rights they have when they’re going through the divorce. It may seem complicated, but you could get alimony or other benefits. A good civil litigation lawyer will know what you can get from your divorce.

Filing Wrong Could Jeopardize Your Divorce

While you may have found a really comprehensive DIY divorce course, you still may miss some of the things that an attorney wouldn’t. Keep that in mind when you’re trying to do your divorce yourself. If you don’t file the right paperwork, you could delay your divorce or make it unable to proceed through the court.

You May Not Be Protected

Even after your divorce, your attorney will do what they can to help you through the issues that come as a result. If you do your divorce without an attorney, you won’t get that same help. You could leave yourself unprotected and vulnerable after the divorce.

Divorce Litigators Help Guide You through It All

If something comes up during your divorce, a litigator knows what to do. They’re trained to handle situations you might not understand and they can help you through each of the situations. They may also be capable of giving you the chance to try things that you wouldn’t normally get to do while handling a divorce on your own.

Overall, it’s great to have a civil litigator help you with your divorce case. The litigator gives you a chance to protect yourself, get the help you need and provide you with the assistance you might not get while doing it on your own. If you don’t get an attorney, you could be risking so much.

About the Author: Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her husky Snowball. You can find her on Twitter at @LizzieWeakley and on Facebook at

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I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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