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Hiring a Pueblo CO Divorce Lawyer without Really Hiring One

Monday, 07 March 2011

blog-logoIf the title of this article confuses you, then you are not alone.  It’s called “doublespeak”, a language that intentionally disguises or distorts the meaning of words, or uses euphemisms that sound a lot better than their actual meaning (i.e., calling layoffs “corporate downsizing”).  So what does a Pueblo CO divorce lawyer have to do with doublespeak?  Hopefully nothing, if you hire the right attorney. But I bring up the concept to warn you that you may be facing “intentional ambiguity” from attorneys who want your business. 

Hiring a lawyer in a divorce is always a lot more emotional than hiring another type of attorney.  Usually, in the first sitting alone, a prospective attorney learns more details about your personal life than most of your closest friends, and some of them know how to use this information to sell you their services.

Just being aware of this is an important first step in developing a healthy amount of cynicism.  However, there are a few more things you need to know before hiring a Pueblo CO divorce lawyer. 

  1. Not every divorce requires the use of a full time attorney for both plaintiff and defendant.  If you and your spouse agree on most of the major issues and think you can handle the minor ones on your own, then you may be able to get away with hiring a single attorney.
  2. When you do disagree, divorce attorneys should always try to steer you toward mediation first, since this is the best way to maintain an amicable relationship with your ex. Beware of any Pueblo CO divorce lawyer who emphasizes the “battle” you will face, and tries to insert him or herself into the front lines.
  3. If you are under financial pressure, it can be a lot more economical to handle certain parts of the divorce yourself.  This can include filings, discovery, petitions and even the first draft of a property settlement agreement.  You may only need an attorney for certain portions of the divorce, which may save a lot of money in legal fees.

Learn as much as you can about the process of filing for divorce in Colorado. There are plenty of legal articles available to help you learn about what to expect.  Once you have a better idea of what an attorney can do to help, you will be much more prepared to hire a Pueblo CO divorce lawyer.

Are you ready to hire a Pueblo CO divorce lawyer? Contact the Marrison Family Law LLC most experienced team of divorce attorneys and family law professionals in the Colorado Springs area.

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