There is a lot of talk about the high cost of attorneys. Rarely is it discussed the cost of NOT having an attorney represent you. I understand all too well the cost of attorneys and wondering how to pay for said attorney, yet anytime I needed someone to represent me I found a way to do it and here is why:
In the situations above, the cost of the attorney may actually be less than what you would have lost had you not hired an attorney. Many times in divorce cases potential clients come to me because they found about assets that they did not know about during the divorce. Unfortunately many times there is nothing we can do about it after the divorce is final. If they had contacted an attorney prior to the divorce being final the attorney could have done discovery to find out about all assets and if those assets were not disclosed then there may be remedies available.
So when considering the cost of an attorney, you also need to consider the cost of not having an attorney represent you.