Reasons to avoid a DIY divorce

On Behalf of | May 29, 2019 | Firm News

It works in every divorcing couple’s best interest to have an attorney handle the minutiae of a divorce. Lawyers understand the law fully and will help you and your former spouse come to a more amicable agreement on everything from alimony to the parenting arrangement.

It costs quite a bit of money to divorce. A lot of people think they can save by forgoing an attorney and doing everything on their own. This is a surefire way to end up with an arrangement that does a disservice to you and the time you spent in the marriage. It is in your best interest to have some legal assistance to help you through the divorce proceedings.

You can focus more on yourself

When you pursue a DIY divorce, you have to take care of everything. You have to ensure all the paperwork goes in before all the deadlines. You also need to ensure all documentation contains the proper language so that both of you end up all right once everything is over. That is a lot to take care of.

No matter what the reason for the divorce is, it will be an emotional time. You should focus on your own mental, emotional and physical health, and constantly having to fret about paperwork will only add more stress. Getting help is not only good for your financial well-being, but it is also good for your emotional freedom.

You could end up getting more out of the divorce

A lot of people have no idea how much alimony they should receive. Your spouse may offer $500 a month, which sounds great, but perhaps you could get a lot more. An attorney will look at a litany of factors, such as the other spouse’s income, to see how much alimony is truly fair. A lawyer can also provide advice related to dividing the house and other important assets, such as the car. You deserve to fight for as much as possible, and you need some help in that endeavor.