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Why Do-it-Yourself Divorce Is a Don’t

By Law Offices of Dabbah & Haddad, APC  Jul. 18, 2011 10:52a

Common Mistakes of Doing It on Your Own

If you have come to the point where there is no salvaging your marriage you may be ready to file for divorce and considering handling the paperwork on your own. There can be many reasons why you think this is a good idea, whether like most of us you are trying to save money, there could be limited property or assets to divide, or you may have talked to friends who did it on their own.

Even under the best of circumstances this can be a big mistake. The assistance of a professional and experienced Glendale divorce attorney, like those with the Law Offices of Dabbah and Haddad, APC can actually save you money in the long run. Many well-meaning couples start out on friendly terms, thinking they will be able to handle the divorce relatively easily and agree on the terms, but often run into snags after getting further into the divorce process. This can lead to costly problems in the long term.

What seem like simple issues at first may turn into huge problems when your spouse does not agree. Unfortunately, things can turn contentious quickly between divorcing couples and skilled legal counsel can often pave the way for a smoother divorce. You need to make sure that you are getting the best possible protection for your rights when it comes to asset division, child custody, child support or spousal support.

Self Help Resources May Not Be Right for You

Although there are many online self-help resources advertising simple and affordable divorces, they may not be the right way to go for you. They tend to be a one-size-fits-all divorce. The forms can be confusing at times and your best interests may not actually be represented.

There are many factors to consider when filing for divorce. You may have questions about the best way to divide up your assets. There may be debts accumulated in the marriage and you may need assistance in figuring out who is responsible for repaying them. If you have children with your spouse, there are issues related to support, custody, or relocation of one spouse in the future that may not be fully addressed with a do-it-yourself divorce.

Life changes quickly and meeting with a knowledgeable lawyer who understands the intricacies involved in a divorce can keep things moving towards the quickest and best resolution possible between you and your ex. By choosing to work with our firm, you will be able to rest easier knowing that you will have an experienced advocate on your side that is deeply committed to helping you obtain the just outcome that you deserve. Call us today to learn more!

Contact a Glendale divorce attorney from our firm today for an initial divorce consultation.

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