Divorce, lawyers, legal fees—they go together, right? In the age of the Internet, state-specific legal information is available and courts often make online forms available for those who choose to self-represent. But is it a good idea?
In 28 years of practice, I can say the quick answer is almost certainly not. Even couples who work through divorce issues amicably need an attorney to prepare or at least review their agreements for appropriate form, legality, and advisability. While divorce seems straightforward, crucial decisions impact your life far into the future.
The top five reasons you need a good attorney during divorce include:
An old adage advises a man who represents himself has a fool for a client. If getting divorced, get good legal advice.
As a Buffalo divorce lawyer for 28 years, I have devoted myself to solving the problems that affect families throughout the Buffalo metropolitan area and Western New York. As a family law attorney, I make it my goal to create a partnership of trust with my clients. People put their trust in me to handle cases that can potentially have a long-lasting impact on not only their lives, but the lives of their family as well.
Alexandra M. Rockwood is an Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates and has been with the firm since early 2020. She practices primarily in the areas of matrimonial and family law. Ms. Rockwood graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in History and minors in Political…