Our divorce is amicable. Do we really need an attorney?

Even the most simple divorce can become more complicated than it first appears.  Having a skilled attorney who knows the court's procedure can save you from problems with your divorce documents that will need to be corrected later, and can help your divorce to proceed as smoothly and quickly as possible.  One attorney cannot represent both spouses. However, either spouse may decide to hire a family law lawyer who can prepare the agreement between the parties, called a Post-Nuptial or Property Settlement Agreement, and file the other necessary paperwork to ensure the Divorce Decree is issued as quickly as possible by the court.