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The Risks of a DIY Divorce

Saving money is important for most of us, especially when going through a potentially expensive legal process like divorce. To cut back on costs, many often consider handling the divorce process without hiring legal assistance. However, divorce is one of the few tasks we should never attempt to handle on our own, without professional assistance. From child custody to property division, a lot is at stake and gambling it all on the hope that you might be able to save on legal expenses is an unnecessary risk.

Why You Should Hire an Attorney Instead

Knowledge is vastly more accessible to us all, thanks to the internet. That said, even though it is easier to conduct extensive legal research, the knowledge you acquire will never compare to the level of experience a divorce attorney has. It takes years for an attorney to develop the necessary skills to effectively handle a divorce case. What might take hours for you to research will come easily to them, which can save you time and reduce the potential for errors.

Below are some of the other reasons why you should hire an attorney instead of attempting to handle your divorce on your own:

  • You might miss deadlines or leave out necessary paperwork: In addition to being emotionally challenging, the divorce process also involves a lot of paperwork and deadlines. With so much on your plate, you might miss important deadlines or omit necessary documents, creating unnecessary delays in your case. Even if you use an online service to guide you through your DIY divorce, its cookie-cutter format will not take your unique needs or goals into account and you might leave out something crucial for your case. If you dont request relief or an award of a critical issue you may not be able to be awarded the needed relief. 
  • Your spouse might have legal assistance: You might not want to hire a divorce attorney, but that does not mean your spouse will make the same mistake. You will be at a serious disadvantage if your spouse has legal representation and you do not. If you want to avoid getting the short end of the stick, even out the playing field by hiring an experienced divorce attorney.
  • It will cost you more in the long run: The mistakes you make during your divorce case will ultimately cost more than what you would pay for doing it right the first time. Not only will mistakes cost money, but they will also cost time. Most people do not want the divorce process to drag on, so if you are eager to move on with your life, hiring an experienced attorney will help you achieve this goal. Some mistakes can't be fixed.

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Divorce Attorney!

Getting divorced without legal assistance can result in unnecessary delays and avoidable expenses. To prevent this, contact the team at The Law Office of Jerome P. Ventura for the experienced guidance and advice you need. With more than two decades of experience and a history of success on our side, you can rest assured that our team will ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Contact us today at (954) 280-6119 to schedule a free consultation with our knowledgeable divorce attorney.