Divorce is a very common situation for marriages in the United States. If you are looking to get divorced, there are a few signs that your divorce will require an attorney.
Having young children with your partner will make the divorce much more difficult. Having an attorney by your side will make the process much smoother. They will be able to get you time with your children, possibly even full care of them, and they may be able to get you a reasonable to extravagant amount of child support from your ex-spouse in order to support your children.
Owning a home together will make it very difficult to get divorced on your own. Having an attorney with you during this process will possibly get you sole ownership over the home you had been living in, should you still want it. This will make the transition from married to divorced easier for you and any children that may have been living with you at the time.
With these things in mind, if you have children with your ex-spouse or have split ownership of a property or house, hiring a divorce attorney will keep things clean in the court proceedings that end your marriage..