Do I Have to Hire an Attorney to Get Divorced?
Divorce Lawyers Protect Your Rights in DuPage County
Under Illinois law, you are not required to hire an attorney when you get a divorce, but working with a qualified lawyer is highly encouraged. While you may try to save money by not hiring legal counsel, not having one can actually cost you financially or, even worse, the loss of your children.
Hiring a lawyer for your divorce can certainly be expensive. Insurance can also be costly, yet you most likely have policies for your home, automobile, and health, designed to shield you from unbearably large bills in the event of a serious accident, injury, or other major problem. It is important to think of the cost of a divorce attorney as an investment in protecting yourself. Just as you cannot reasonably afford to drive a car or own a home without insurance, you cannot afford to go through a divorce without the guidance and protection offered by a qualified attorney.
DuPage County Divorce Attorneys
At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, we realize that money can be extremely tight when you a facing a divorce. We also understand the risks involved in the process for those who attempt to navigate a divorce without a lawyer. With just a single mistake or misfiled document, you could potentially cost yourself thousands of dollars, countless hours of your time, and, most importantly, rights regarding your children.
When you work with an experienced attorney who knows the law, you can be sure that you have an advocate on your side, always looking out for your best interests. Our team of divorce lawyers is ready to provide responsible representation as you contend with matters of property division, spousal maintenance, allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly known as child custody), parenting time, child support, and any other consideration related to your divorce.
To learn more or to schedule a confidential consultation with a member of our firm, contact the office of MKFM Law. Call 630-665-7300 today. From offices in Wheaton, Illinois, we are proud to serve clients in Naperville, Oak Brook, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, and all throughout DuPage, Kane, Will, and Kendall Counties.