Sometimes people call and tell me that they have been thinking about using an online service to prepare their Separation Agreement and they want advice as to whether or not an attorney is really necessary.
Usually, people think about this option because they are hoping to save money.
While there is no legal requirement that you have a lawyer, it is important to consider that when you sign an Agreement you are legally binding yourself to the terms.
It is extremely important to understand the issues that should be included in a Separation Agreement and to understand exactly what you are agreeing to.
It is very difficult to use a generic Agreement without understanding all the issues that must be resolved when you end your marriage.