The Risks of a DIY Divorce
Divorce is never easy. In fact, it’s often an emotional battlefield. The dissolution of a relationship that was meant to last forever is difficult, and there’s no shortcut around it. Some people believe that they can simplify the process, bypass the middleman, and save money by doing it themselves in a DIY divorce. This is rarely—if ever—a good idea. While every divorce is as unique as the couple who’s divorcing, the one constant is that divorce is unpredictable and fraught with emotion. This means that it’s very difficult to predict at the start of how your divorce proceedings will look in the future, and if you’re attempting to do it yourself, you’ll have no legal support system in place if things do go south down the road.
We’re In Perfect Agreement
Even if you both want the divorce and are in lockstep on every important decision right now, that doesn’t mean that it’s going to stay that way. Divorce has a way of bringing up issues that are not only highly emotional but also have the potential to significantly affect your future. Divorce is a serious legal matter that should be looked at from every angle to help determine how best to protect you and your children’s future. Further, divorce is complicated and can become very messy very quickly. Don’t let the siren song of saving money and doing it yourself trick you into divorce decisions that don’t protect your best interests.
If you and your divorcing spouse have come to an agreement on all the important issues related to your divorce, congratulate yourselves—it’s not easy to do. This doesn’t, however, mean that you should move forward DIY style. It’s always in your best interest to retain a divorce attorney to go over your agreement and ensure that it protects your financial and personal interests. Your experienced family law attorney knows what to look for, recognizes red flags, and will help you understand how the settlement affects you personally.
The Middle Man
While you may well be eager to finalize your divorce and may well like the idea of keeping the price tag low, it’s important to recognize that you have no experience seeing the big picture when it comes to divorce decisions. That’s what your divorce attorney is for—to provide you with an overview of how the divorce decisions you make now could affect your future. Consulting with an attorney before you sign on the dotted line could very well save you not only money but also grief and anxiety down the road.
If You’re Facing a Divorce, Contact a Texas Divorce Lawyer Today
While the whole DIY trend is great when you want to paint your bathroom or build a new workbench, it’s usually less favorable when you’re going through a serious legal procedure—like a divorce. The decisions you sign off on in your divorce decree today can reverberate in your life for a long time to come. Sugar Land divorce attorney Frank J. Vendt at The Vendt Law Firm, P.L.L.C., has the experience, skill, and commitment to help ensure that your divorce settlement serves you into your future, to schedule a consultation with Mr. Vendt, please contact or call us at (832) 276-9474 today.