The Serious Dangers of DIY Divorce

DIY divorce packages have become incredibly. Nowadays, you can simply go to a website, order the documents you need to file for divorce, have them prepared for you, and then file for divorce on your own. You don’t even have to hire a divorce lawyer. Sounds great, right? Well, hold on just a minute. DIY divorce might not be as good of an idea as you think. There are several risks to DIY divorce, including:

  • Your paperwork may not be completed properly. Did you know that many DIY divorce services use software to automatically fill out your divorce forms? That means your paperwork won’t be completed by a licensed attorney, and it means that mistakes could very well be made. Filing incorrect paperwork could cause costly delays to your case.
  • The courts won’t take mercy on you. Just because you aren’t a lawyer doesn’t mean you won’t be held to the same standards as lawyers. The courts won’t take it easy on you just because you’re filing for divorce on your own. The judge won’t hold your hand through the process, and your spouse’s attorney certainly won’t be looking to do you any favors. In short, you might get eaten alive in court if you’re on your own.
  • Your future is at stake. Do you really want to risk it all just because you don’t want to spend a little money on an attorney? There’s a lot on the line. Child custody, property distribution, your living situation, alimony…the list goes on and on.

The fact is there are a lot of drawbacks to filing for divorce on your own. Consider your options very carefully, and at the very least, schedule a consultation with a qualified Florida divorce attorney before moving forward.


Comments are closed.