There are many advantages of hiring the services of a divorce attorney. One of them is they make sure you are not alone during the stressful time. One of the most stressful things is losing someone you love, or someone that you have shared a life with. A divorce attorney is not only a lawyer, but he/she will act as a counselor during the difficult time. The second advantage of a divorce attorney is ensuring your rights are protected. An attorney understands the law; they will make sure that your rights are well protected. If you have children, they will fight for the custody of the kids on your behalf.