My spouse and I have everything worked out, why do we need a lawyer at all?

Sometimes your situation may be simple enough that you might only need a lawyer to help you prepare the appropriate papers, file them with the court and have the divorce granted. There are usually considerations which most people do not think about and which should be discussed and considered. For example, your rights regarding interests in insurance policies, pensions, and other retirement plans. There are tax considerations regarding alimony and child support payments which both parties should be aware of. There are numerous ways to resolve child custody to accommodate both parties’ needs. Your lawyer will help you deal with these questions and select the best alternative you and your family.