The Dangers Of Do-It-Yourself Divorce

We live in an age where the world's information is literally at your fingertips. As such, it can feel easy to go online, find a blank legal document and go through the divorce process without ever engaging the services of a lawyer. There are even companies that can provide you with a "canned" form, for a fee of course. However, one of the dangers of a do-it-yourself divorce is that details can get overlooked, and once a decree has been finalized you may be unable to correct any mistakes.

At the Riverside Law Offices of Linda J. Claypool, we feel that it is in your best interest to seek advice from an experienced attorney. Even though a do-it-yourself divorce may seem like the less expensive option, you may actually save yourself significant time, stress and expense by having it done right from the beginning. To schedule an initial consultation, call us at 951-787-8700. Even if your case is ultimately something that you can handle on your own, it is extremely important to get advice in advance. This may save you from tremendous stress down the line. With a free, no obligation consultation, you can determine what is the best way for you to proceed.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

In our years of legal experience, we have unfortunately seen a wide range of problems that have come about due to do-it-yourself divorce proceedings. Seemingly minor errors, such as failing to file the right documents with the court, improper language regarding property division or even checking the wrong box on a form, can have significant consequences. There have even been instances where couples find out months or years later that their divorce was never validated, and they are still legally married.

Guiding You Through The Process

If you and your ex are in agreement on all of the major issues surrounding your divorce, it can feel like overkill to hire an attorney. However, we are here to guide you through this process every step of the way. We can review your divorce agreement, ensure you have the proper paperwork in order, help you with courtroom filings and answer any questions you may have. The peace of mind that comes with knowing that your case has been properly handled can be invaluable.

Contact Our Divorce Lawyer For Answers To Your Questions

If your marriage has come to an end, you owe it yourself to seek help from experienced legal counsel. Call us at 951-787-8700 or contact us online. We provide representation to people throughout Southern California.