Call Us | Se Habla EspaƱol | 559-791-8228

Do-it-yourself divorces are often risky endeavors

The do-it-yourself divorce might seem like a good idea until you realize how intensive the paperwork is for this process in California. The process is cumbersome enough when you don't have children or assets to consider, but when those are present, it becomes much more complicated.

Many people also think that they will save money by trying to handle the divorce without an attorney. This is usually not the case because of the complexities of the laws. While the initial cost might be less for a DIY divorce, there is a chance that you could make errors during the process that make it more costly for you in the long run.

While you are going through the divorce, you can take other steps, such as going through mediation, that can help you to keep the costs of the process minimal. Ultimately, trying to avoid a trial is usually one of the least expensive and fastest ways to resolve the divorce.

If you have children, you have to think about them during the divorce. Trying to work out the divorce terms with only you and your ex can take up a lot of time. Instead of having to focus on the process, you can work on building new memories with your children.

The way that you handle the divorce can have a big impact on the final result. You should make sure that you understand how applicable laws affect your case. You also need to ensure that you are protecting your interests. This might be a bit easier when you have an experienced person on your side.

Source: Our Family Wizard, "4 Myths Explained About "Do It Yourself" Divorce," accessed Nov. 02, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

How Can We Help?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location

Law Offices of Ashley Philpot Mattos
304 S. Johnson Street
Visalia, CA 93291

Phone: 559-791-8228
Fax: 559-566-4866
Map & Directions