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Do I need a lawyer to get divorced in Alabama?


It is not required to have a lawyer to get divorced in Alabama, but it is recommended. Whether it’s something as benign as fixing a leaky faucet or as complex and important as educating our children, we enlist the help of professionals on an almost daily basis. When it comes to a divorce or even a related Child Custody agreement or schedule, it’s foolish, frankly, to try to save a few bucks to “do it yourself.”


Divorce can be a complex legal process, and a lawyer can help you navigate the legal system and protect your rights. It is possible to represent yourself in a divorce, but it is crucial to be familiar with the law and procedures involved. If you choose to represent yourself, it is a good idea to educate yourself about the divorce process and your rights under Alabama law. (That said, some of the smartest folks who have ever lived have gotten divorced, and they used lawyers. Sooo….)

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If you would like to learn more about how you, as a Committed Parent or Caring Relative, can stand up for yourself and be more effective in your Child Custody, Divorce, DHR or Adoption case, will you CLICK HERE to schedule your initial consultation at one of our offices?

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This article contains general information and should not be construed as legal advice for you and or your unique situation. ~SW, Foxtrot


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