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Is it Possible to File for Divorce Without a Lawyer?

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Feb 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

A divorce is hard for anyone is unfortunate enough to have to deal with the separation from their spouse. Each part as their say as to what went wrong, but also what they are entitled to after their divorce. Divorces may be pretty expensive, especially if you have to hire the assistance of a divorce lawyer. New Tampa residents might be asking themselves, it is really necessary to hire the assistance of a divorce lawyer? While in most cases it is beneficial to hire the assistance of a divorce lawyer, there are instances such as a no-fault divorce that can be negotiated without a lawyer's involvement.

What is a No-Fault Divorce?

When it comes to dealing with a divorce, a no-fault divorce simple means that you and your spouse are not accusing each other of being in the wrong or owing the other some form of compensation. It is important to note that this is not the same as an uncontested divorce, where a spouse offers no legal opposition to the proceedings. It gives both parties less room for contesting, making them only able to object if they do not agree with the courts method of ending the marriage. With a divorce Lawyer, New Port Richey residents would not get much more from their case but an opinion.

How to Go About Filing a No-Fault Divorce

Before committing to a no-fault divorce, it is important that both parties understand their states laws on the subject. A lot of states do not even refer to them as No-fault divorces, but rather irreconcilable differences or irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. Next, most states offer a petition for divorce from the internet without the assistance of a divorce lawyer. New Tampa resident who have filed a petition for divorce must then go to court and have their case heard by a judge.

*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Butash Law Group*

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Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...


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