What is a DIY Divorce?by William Dorsey (The Dorsey Law Firm)
Divorces can be quite the emotional process, and that means that not everyone is always thinking with a level head when they are thinking about the entire divorce process. It is surprisingly difficult to take your emotions out of a situation and make decisions based on what is the best for your future.
What Does it Mean When you Take on a DIY Divorce?
The internet has become quite the place to find out almost any type of information on any topic that you could want. This means that whenever you have a question simply type it in to your favorite search engine and watch the pages of answers pop up. The only problem with getting advice from the internet is that not all of the information that you find is accurate or even true. Divorce proceedings vary from state to state, and just because you read advice from a lawyer out of Boston, MA do not mean that it will work the same way for you in Florida.
It is often extremely helpful to have a 3rd party available during the divorce process. Many people believe that they will be able to have a civil divorce, and will be able to handle everything on their own only to later find out that everything is not going as implacably as they hoped. This is why it is important to hire a qualified divorce attorney, so that you will easily be able to navigate through your divorce without hitting any landmines.
Most DIY Divorce seem like a Good Idea at the Time
There are many reasons for why someone may choose to avoid hiring an attorney such as cost or distrust. The only problem is that when you are in a situation, such as divorce, where your life may be severely altered if things are not appropriately dealt with than it is a better idea to bite the bullet and hire an attorney.
We have all had those family members or friends that are so anxious to have their divorce over and done with so that they can move on with their lives that they make poor decisions in the divorce process. It is quite rare for both spouses to walk away from a divorce happy and without regret. A lawyer can help to show you what to prevent and what to concentrate on during your divorce process.