Why You Shouldn’t Handle a Divorce on Your Own

If you are thinking about getting a divorce, you might be thinking about skipping the process of hiring a lawyer and handling it yourself. Many people are tempted to do so, particularly if they think that the divorce will be relatively amicable, since they want to save money on the legal fees. It makes sense that you might want to cut costs whenever possible, especially when you consider that a divorce can be financially crippling in a number of ways.

However, no matter how tempted you might be to handle things on your own or to work with a mediator, it’s important to seek legal counsel for your divorce, no matter what the circumstances might be. Even though you might think that things will go well, there is just too much at stake in a divorce to risk it.

For example, you want to make sure that you get your share of everything in your divorce. Without legal counsel, this might not happen. You might also be worried about child custody, which is not something that you can afford to risk. Depending on the situation, you might also have to worry about child support or alimony payments. Whether you are the one who would have to pay or the one who is looking to receive child support and/or alimony, working with an attorney can help ensure that everything is handled fairly.

If you are thinking about a divorce, it is important to seek legal counsel first. If you are looking for an attorney that you can trust when handling such an important matter, contact us at Anderson Law Firm, PLLC today.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this article does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Please contact attorney Kirk Anderson for an initial consultation.