Do i need a divorce attorney?When considering divorce, many New Hampshire residents first ask a simple question:  “Do I really need a lawyer to get a divorce?”  

Yes.  In most divorces, there is some technical legal issue involving custody, child support, alimony, health insurance coverage, finances, or property division that requires the expertise of a divorce attorney.  Even if you and your spouse are on friendly terms, it is wisest to enlist a lawyer to help you through the process.  Far too often, a “painless divorce” actually becomes the most “painful” financially in the years to come.

Why is it so critical to have a divorce lawyer? Why can’t you just fill in the blanks on the divorce forms, file them, and move on with your life? 

  • Countless New Hampshire residents have learned the hard way.
  • They filled out the divorce forms on their own, got the court to approve them, and became divorced.
  • However, sometime after the divorce was finalized, problems arose because a lawyer hadn’t been retained to lend expert opinion, anticipate potential problems, and draft the forms in a particular way to avoid complications down the road.
  • By the time these people realized their mistake, it was either too late to change the terms of the divorce, or the cost to change them would have exceeded the original cost, had it been done right the first time.

The simple reality is this: 

  • Your divorce lawyer is someone who does more than just fill out forms and gets them filed with the Court.
  • Your divorce lawyer becomes your trusted partner in ensuring that your interests and the interests of your children are protected – not only upon the signing of the final divorce decree, but in the months and years to follow.
For immediate expert feedback (and a confidential perspective about your situation), please contact Attorney Grabler directly at (603) 669-2933.  The call is free.  She will help assess the specifics of your case.  She will recommend the best course of action.  Prefer email?  Write to her: here.


This FAQ brought to you by Attorney Edrea M. Grabler of Family Law New Hampshire.
Manchester, NH divorce lawyer Edrea M. Grabler helps New Hampshire families in divorce, custody and property cases. Whether you’re getting divorced in Manchester, Nashua, Concord or in any city in the State of New Hampshire, Attorney Edrea M. Grabler is a lawyer who helps divorce clients get the custody, property and way of life they deserve. Are you considering divorce? Do you need changes or “modifications” to your divorce? Do you have a specific question about divorce — perhaps alimony, custody or property? Whether you’re just beginning to think about getting a divorce or you need to hire a divorce lawyer immediately, pick up the phone and call Edrea M. Grabler at Family Law New Hampshire for a free consultation. Attorney Edrea M. Grabler has over 20 years experience in helping fathers, mothers and families obtain their best possible custody, property and financial outcomes in New Hampshire divorce cases.