Should I consult an attorney?
It’s a good idea at the outset to speak with an attorney before even mentioning the prospect of divorce to your spouse; this way, a lawyer can advise you what you should and should not say after you have breached the topic. This is the case even if your marriage is short-lived, or if you have little property or no children. The expense of a lawyer, in the long run, is probably well-worth the money. You need to speak an attorney to discuss things as big as child custody, or even as small as who will remain in a rented apartment after your separation. An initial consultation will allow you to ask questions, and an attorney can offer advice specific to your situation (something no website can legally provide). A lawyer may also be able to offer assistance in strategizing your first moves. Check your local bar association or our attorney directory for a lawyer in your area.