A Texas resident whose marriage is coming to an end may find it worthwhile to hire a family law attorney, regardless of the reason for the breakup. As most people don't understand how courts work, they could forget documents, miss deadlines or fail to take action in their case. During a legal proceeding, those who represent themselves are held to the same standard as those who have an attorney present.
Therefore, it may be best to have a professional who understands what to do in front of a judge or what to say or not say while the case is ongoing. It may also be a good idea to have formal representation by a third party who may be able to provide an objective viewpoint regarding the merits of the case. The attorney may also be able to suggest a reasonable settlement proposal that may end the case in a amicable and timely manner.