The Burley Law Office - Your Family Lawyer


A preface and warnings
Ending a marriage is one of the hardest things that you will face in life. The practice of family law can be an emotional drain on even the most seasoned attorney. Letting your emotions cloud your judgment is one of the most dangerous obstacles that you face in this arena.

This guide is no substitute for a lawyer. This is not a “self-help” manual.  

The information included in this reference should not be considered a “how to.” Suggestions in this book may not be appropriate for your particular situation.

Hiring a lawyer for a divorce is money well spent. If you attempt to use this informational publication to “do it yourself,” you are setting yourself up for a legal outcome that many times cannot be fixed.

This Guide is intended to give you general information about the process of ending a marriage and the various tools that may be used in cases where agreement is not possible.

I am publishing this guide as a tool to share with my clients and my prospective clients for educational purposes. No attorney-client relationship is intended. If you rely on this guide without retaining my services, you do so at your own peril. I am not your lawyer until we have reached an agreement regarding payment of fees, required payment has been made, and our agreement has been reduced to writing and signed.

By utilizing this Guide, you agree that Betty J. Burley and The Burley Law Office bear no liability for any damages you may incur by attempting to use this information without hiring a competent attorney to represent you.