When DIY Divorce Goes Wrong

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The fact is that you are not required to work with an attorney if you are getting a divorce. It is your right to do it yourself, and there are resources online that can help you do that. It is only natural to want to save on legal fees when you are facing a financial setback as profound as divorce can be, but it is also important to have a clear idea about how doing it yourself can go astray. If you are facing a divorce, you are always well advised to consult with an experienced Temple divorce attorney.

Your Amicable Divorce

If you and your divorcing spouse have set the course for an amicable, uncontested divorce, it is admirable, and if you are both committed to this process, there is every reason to believe you will be successful in your endeavor. There are, however, three important points that need to be made.

Your Parental and Financial Rights

Your divorce terms will directly affect both your parental and financial rights, which makes moving forward without at least some oversight by someone with considerable legal experience in these matters less than optimal.

Your Uncontested Divorce

Divorce is one of life’s most stressful transitions, and this stress can lead couples with the best of intentions (related to hammering out an uncontested divorce) so off course so quickly that their original intentions can be difficult to recognize. If your commitment to an uncontested divorce starts going south under the guidance of a skilled divorce attorney, that is one thing. If you are on your own, however, you can lose considerable ground, and your uncontested divorce may no longer be salvageable.

Sticking to Your Intentions

If you and your divorcing spouse are committed to an uncontested divorce and to keeping it as DIY as possible, you can do that with the professional legal guidance of an attorney on your side (who will ensure that your rights are well protected throughout the process). The more groundwork you and your soon-to-be-ex are able to lay, the closer you will be to finalizing your divorce and the less overall legal expense your divorce will require, but with a dedicated divorce attorney on your side, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are proactively protecting your rights.

A Final Note

The truth is that heading into a DIY divorce that goes wrong can set you back further than if you had started down the more traditional path of having divorce attorneys in the first place. By letting your respective divorce attorneys know your intentions of keeping things as peaceful as possible, you can help to keep your divorce on the straight and narrow while protecting your important financial and parental rights.

An Experienced Temple Divorce Attorney Is Here to Help

Brett Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Temple, Texas, is a thoughtful divorce attorney who is here to help you obtain the right divorce terms for you – by the most straightforward means possible. To learn more, please do not hesitate to contact or call us at 254-501-4040 today.


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