Before making the decision to divorce, you may want to consult a divorce attorney. If you have questions regarding alimony, child custody, or division of assets, and especially if you are in a complicated situation, a lawyer can offer trustworthy advice and an unbiased opinion.

Many factors go into deciding whether you need an attorney for your divorce proceedings. Only you know for certain if your case can be best served with legal advice. You will want to do your research on which attorneys are in your area and even make use of a consultation, which are often free of charge.

To go about finding the best lawyer for you, you will want to research attorneys in your area online and check their ratings and any comments former clients about their method of working. You may also want to ask family and friends about their legal experiences.

Once you have decided your case would benefit from legal counsel there are more decisions to make. You will want to know the fees, how much the divorce will cost, and whether retainer fees are involved.