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Do we have to get a lawyer?

My ex husband and I are separated, no bio kids between us. We have had papers drawn up and have everything settled. We live in Va. Does anyone know if we have to have a lawyer file for the divorce or can one of us take it to the court house and have them file it there? I've tried calling legal aid but I can NEVER get through to them. Thanks for any help!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:56 AM on Nov. 11, 2009 in Relationships

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  • I think you should check your state laws on the subject, but normally I would say no, you don't need an attorney and can file on your own, specially if everything is in accordance with each other, go for it.
    older

    Answer by older at 9:02 AM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • Call the courthouse. FL lets you do it yourself if there are no kids and you don't own real estate together. We did our own
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:23 AM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • If it's uncontested (both parties agree), then you don't need a lawyer.
    Happypancake

    Answer by Happypancake at 10:07 AM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • From my understanding, only if you have kids together do you need a lawyer.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:55 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

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