All I want is a Simple Divorce. Do I Really Need an Attorney?

It is possible to get a divorce without an attorney. If your divorce is mutually agreeable, civil, and fairly simple, you can do it without an attorney.

Start by having a frank discussion with your spouse about how you both see this divorce proceeding. If you can agree on all the terms of the divorce, this may be a good option for you.

With the Internet so readily available to most of us, you may be tempted to “google” your next steps.  Be cautious, you live in Wyoming and laws applicable to other states may not
apply here. So, make sure the site you are looking at complies with Wyoming law.  A good place to start may be the Wyoming Supreme Court’s website.

If any of the following apply to you or your situation, we encourage you to consult with a lawyer:

  • One spouse does not want a divorce;
  • There are children involved;
  • Your spouse has hired an attorney; and/or
  • There are debts and assets.

It has been our experience that partners sometimes embark on a “simple” divorce without legal counsel, but somewhere during the process, animosity surfaces, one partner disagrees on some aspect of the divorce, or unanticipated issues arise.  If at any time, your “simple” divorce becomes complicated, give us a call.