Yes - you need a family law lawyer. Many people consider themselves to be family law experts because they have spent hours researching family law on the internet. Google will not prepare you for what lies ahead. Your family law lawyer went to law school, has gained experience through practising law and understands the system and all of its complex rules. You have a much better chance of obtaining your desired outcome with a lawyer in your corner.
The end of a marriage and the separation of a family unit are traumatic and life-changing events. You should not have to go through this difficult time on your own. Your lawyer will work hard to make sure that you receive a fair division of the family assets, obtain the necessary level of financial support and preserve your rights as a parent. It is not an exaggeration to say that your future well-being depends on obtaining the settlement you deserve. You should focus on your children and your emotional well-being and let your lawyer handle the legal stuff.