Some people actually have a friendly divorce. After all, if you have to get a divorce that’s better than having a nasty one. However, people that have friendly divorces often make one mistake in particular and that is in not hiring their own divorce lawyers.
Regardless of what you’ve shared over the years, a divorce lawyer is not something you should share with your ex-spouse-to-be. The reason is because divorce lawyers are retained to look after the interests of one party. He or she would like it very much if there weren’t two divorce lawyers in this divorce because then there would be no conflict in signing the divorce papers.
That means there will be no conflict in dividing up the property or the custody of the children. Regardless of what anyone tells you, the only things that are applicable about your divorce is what is listed in those papers. Don’t get roped into using your spouse’s divorce lawyer just so you can sign on the dotted line when told.
Another reason for securing divorce lawyers is to protect your interest in all the things you don’t think of. After all, if you’ve never been divorced before, how are you supposed to know how all this works? Suppose the non-custodial parent wants it in writing that the custodial parent can’t leave the county with the children. Is the town or city you live in big enough for both of you?
By securing your own divorce lawyer he or she will be able to look out for your best interests. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a friendly divorce. On the contrary, by not being taken in by a divorce lawyer that isn’t yours, your divorce is bound to be much friendlier!