Sterling, IL asked in Divorce for Illinois

Q: Is it necessary when getting a divorce that both parties involved have their own lawyer , irreconcilable difference

We have 1 child. He has no job. Everything is in my name. I have yet to contact a lawyer due to working . He has . Should I get a lawyer.?

He was hurt at work and few years back got a pay out 100,000 went back to a different job got hurt out side of work. Going throw therapy no job and now no money. What do I do.

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3 Lawyer Answers
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
Answered
  • Oak Brook Terrace, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Going through a divorce is not a dress rehearsal. You get only one chance to do it right, and your best chance of doing it right is with a lawyer.

Brian W. Reidy
Brian W. Reidy
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Orland Park, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Necessary? No. It is worth having a lawyer at least review the proposed final documents before you finalize it. Some lawyers offer "limited scope" services where you can pay for document review without full representation. It allows you to make sure you considered everything. Both parties should consider having the final documents reviewed BEFORE it is signed by a judge.

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
Answered
  • Mt Vernon, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Get your own lawyer, at least to review the papers u r asked to sign.

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