There is nothing worse than going through a divorce when you have children. The divorce itself can be done quite cheaply if you have no belongings or no children. In order to protect the children you need to go to a lawyer that specializes in divorce law. Most of these lawyers also have knowledge of family law. There are special rules that are involved when it comes to protecting the children. These lawyers are aware that this is a special situations that demands careful treatment to protect not just the children, but their best interest. Children should never be used as bargaining chips in a divorce. The divorce lawyer, or family law attorney will make sure that everything is spelled out. The lawyer will have the monetary side of the divorce spelled out. They will also do an equal separation of the property and even the liens or bills that are involved. No one person should be saddled with all of the bills, while the other gets all of the property. A good divorce lawyer will take care of these and make the process easier and more equitable. While protecting the children, they are also trying to make sure the divorce is amicable so the parents are able to be friendly for the sake of the children. Not all divorces are settled amicably, and much of that has to do with the lawyers and that there may be no children involved. It is okay to shop around for a lawyer and to look for good reviews. You can find all kinds of ratings through the BAR association and some lawyers may be seen through YELP and other business rating sites.