Yes, you do. Believe me. I know, you think I’m saying that because I am an attorney, right? Wrong. If you or your child had a very serious medical or dental condition that required immediate surgery, would you ask “Do I really need a surgeon?” or “Do I really need a dentist?” No, you wouldn’t ask that. In fact, you would want to find the very best health practitioner available as soon as possible.
Family law issues, such as divorce, separation, annulment, child custody, visitation, support, alimony and restraining orders, require no less professional attention than does a serious medical condition. Sure, you can go it alone and try to save some money. You could also try to operate on yourself and your child. But how well do you think you would do? A skilled attorney will guide you through the process, will advise you of the law, will help you make informed decisions and will save you from what could otherwise be legal suicide. While there is no Novocain in family law, a good lawyer will help the process be less than painful than it otherwise would be.