Do I even need an attorney?

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If you have no children, no joint assets ( including retirement accounts) or liabilities, both of you have the means to support yourselves, there is no name change, it is a short term marriage and you are proficient with legal documents then you might not need an attorney.

It is in your best interest to at least have a consultation with an attorney so that you know what your rights and obligations are and you do not miss any issues that you may be unaware of.

Just because a credit card or a house is in one parties name does not necessarily make it that person's sole asset or liability.

If you miss something at the time of your divorce, such as obtaining a waiver of a spouses interest in your retirement account, it may be very costly to correct the error down the road.

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Divorce is the process of formally ending a marriage. Divorces may be jointly agreed upon, resolved by negotiation, or decided in court.

Alternatives to divorce

Divorce is not the only solution to marital difficulties. Marriage counseling, legal separation, or annulment are other alternatives.

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