If you are considering divorce, there are probably so many things going through your head. You may be considering a DIY divorce, there are some things you need to consider before making your decision.
Does your spouse pose a danger to you?
If your spouse poses a danger to you or your family, you’re likely not a very good candidate for a DIY divorce. If you have any reason to believe that your spouse is hiding anything, you probably need a divorce lawyer. You wouldn’t be alone, either. In fact, infidelity was the leading cause of divorce in a study published in the Journal of Family Issues where 21.6% of respondents say it ended their marriage. Even if you and your spouse seem to agree on things, uncontested divorce lawyers will be able to help you make the process that much smoother.
Do you have the time and the patience?
Saving money by not hiring uncontested divorce lawyers will not necessarily save you the headache. Do you have the time to research your state’s laws when it comes to divorce? Can you gather the documents and follow through with court filings and appearances? On top of it all, will you be able to keep an even keel while you’re dealing with everything? If you answered no to any of these questions, as most people do, it would be wise to seek divorce help.
Have you spoken with a lawyer?
Before you make any decision, it’s wise to talk to a lawyer first. Initial consultations are often free, and you then have the chance to explain your circumstances to a professional. You can get a lot of good information relatively quickly to help you make a decision.
You don’t have to go through divorce alone?
Fortunately, you don’t ever have to go through a divorce on your own. Working with a lawyer comes with several invaluable benefits, including extensive knowledge of the law, access to important information, divorce paper expertise, and financial means to get the job done. They can help make you aware of long-term concerns that you have never considered as well.
Here at Affordable Divorce Center, we understand the trials that come with divorce. Let us answer your legal questions and support you through this difficult time.