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Idiot's Guides: Surviving Divorce, Fourth Edition by Terry Hillman, Pamela Weintraub

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CHAPTER8

The Full-Service Attorney

In This Chapter

  • How to decide whether you need full representation
  • What to expect from your lawyer
  • How and when to call your lawyer
  • The client-attorney relationship

Divorce settlements can be negotiated with the help of a mediator, or even by you and your spouse, if the case is simple (no kids, no substantial assets, usually of short-term duration). If, on the other hand, your marriage is more complicated or there is conflict, you will need legal assistance. In many areas of the country you can decide how much legal help to buy, depending on your budget and your needs. But if you have a difficult case, you ...

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