In Quebec, when going through a divorce or separation, you are not obligated to hire an attorney. You have the right to manage the various affairs linked to a separation or divorce on your own and represent yourself in court.
However, a divorce or separation can be quite complex, requiring numerous decisions and choices. Coming to agreement with your spouse on issues related to custody, division of property and other assets, child support and alimony payments can be difficult. When dealing with so many issues, it is not uncommon for partners or spouses to find themselves in conflict and unable to achieve a suitable resolution.
A family attorney will work on your behalf to ensure that your legal rights are upheld and the arrangements made on all of these important issues protect your interests and those of your children.