You could hire a lawyer to do everything, or you could assemble a team.
Team Supported Divorce
Your relationship that is ending has three components:
emotional - financial - legal
When there's children, the parents will have an ongoing relationship, and restructuring the three dimensions can be stressful and challenging.
To better serve the complex, multidimensional needs of families going through separation and divorce, team supported divorce uses a variety of professionals working collaboratively to meet the needs of the family.
Possible team professionals include:
- a divorce coach for each parent
- a child specialist
- a financial specialist
- a collaborative family law lawyer for each parent
- a mediator
- an arbitrator
- a co-parenting coordinator
(Note that team supported divorce generally costs considerably less than using just lawyers.)