Because your problems become your attorney’s problems now.
When you hire a divorce attorney, they take your problems on, worry about it, and you can decrease your panic about the situation. Because now you have someone to shoulder your problems.
Divorce attorneys do not know everything. We are not perfect. But if you have a divorce lawyer who devotes their career to family law, that attorney will know how to handle your divorce issue better than any layperson.
Many people have to deal with divorce and feel they can handle it better than an attorney. Sometimes they roll the dice, and it works out. But many times, they roll the dice, go at it alone, or hire the cheapest non-divorce lawyer they can find. We, unfortunately, have seen this situation so many times.
Do dentists see that their clients decide to give themselves a root canal or a crown? I don’t think they come across this as much as divorce lawyers that see people that decide to go at it on their own.
Do neurologists ever say, I don’t understand why people keep coming in doing their own brain surgery? No, to that one.
So, why would you deal with a legal proceeding that can potentially affect your wages for many years, your children, your home, your retirement, and your overall quality of life?