Should I talk with an attorney before filing for a divorce?
You should talk with an attorney before filing for divorce. A divorce is such a big decision, and so much is on the line for the people going through a divorce that an hour spent consulting with an attorney is time and money well spent, provided that you are meeting with an attorney who is focused on providing information and advice to you.
One advantage of meeting with an attorney prior to filing is to understand what potential outcomes you might be looking at and what you can achieve in litigation. Some people take positions in the initial divorce filing that hurt their chances of achieving what they want down the road.