Expert Blog Compelling advice, stories, and thought-provoking perspectives straight from YourTango's lineup of Experts to you

Help! I'm Going Through A Divorce. Do I Really Need A Lawyer?

Should you listen to your husband when he says you don't need a divorce attorney?

You're getting a divorce but your husband doesn't think you need a lawyer. What should you do? 

According to divorce coach team Kimberly Mishkin and Liza Caldwell of SAS For Women, you should get an attorney. Getting a divorce is a long-term decision that will impact the rest of your life, so it's important you get the proper counsel from the beginning. 

Whether you were briefly married and share only a plant, or if you were married for years and have 2.5 kids, watch this video to learn why you should protect yourself during the difficult process of divorce. 

Expert advice

Save your breath because you only need two words to make him commit.
Are you REALLY thinking about their happiness?
If you keep finding yourself in heartbreaking, dead end relationships, listen up.
It seems like you can't do anything right.