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If my spouse & I agree on all the terms of our divorce, do I still need a lawyer?

Even if you and your spouse have reached an agreement on all the terms of your divorce, it is still important to consult with an attorney. On many occasions, I have consulted with someone who has reached an agreement with their spouse on many of the terms of their divorce, but they have forgotten about a couple of decisions that need to be made. An experienced attorney also has the ability to suggest specific language or wording to put into your divorce paperwork that will make things go more smoothly in the future. Unfortunately there have been times when people have decided not to consult with an attorney before getting divorced, and when they DIY-ed it, they left important things out of their paperwork. A year or two down the road, they find themselves in a dispute with their ex-spouse, and spending a lot of time, energy, and money on the post-decree dispute. Often the dispute could have been avoided if they had more carefully drafted their initial divorce paperwork. If you and your spouse are getting divorced in Minnesota, and you have reached an agreement on all areas of your divorce, you may be able to hire an attorney to represent you for a flat fee in an uncontested divorce. Elizabeth Rosar Chermack is a Minnesota Divorce Attorney, with an office in Burnsville, and can represent you in your divorce.  Call (952) 491-0390 or send an email to to schedule a consultation with Liz. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL. The content of this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. No attorney/client relationship is formed by use of this website. Do not submit confidential information via this site unless and until there is a signed retainer contract on file.