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Know The Risks Trying To Handle A Divorce Without An Attorney

On behalf of Emy A. Cordano, posted in Divorce On Monday, September 14, 2020

If you are going through a divorce, or are considering taking the steps to start a divorce, you have probably contemplated whether or not you need assistance from an attorney. Maybe you know somebody who has gotten a divorce and not used an attorney and thought, “Okay, I can do this by myself.”

However, trying to handle all of the aspects of the divorce process without an attorney is a risky proposition. Sure, it can be done. However, there are so many aspects that need to be considered in order for Utah divorce to be finalized that a “do it yourself” divorce may not be in your best interests.

The DIY websites make divorce look easy

There are plenty of websites that advertise services to help you get a “quick” divorce, but the reality is that these do-it-yourself websites are not a substitute for an attorney, and you will not receive legal advice at any step during the process when you use a non-attorney website. These services are simply going to provide the forms that are required to dissolve a marriage, such as financial disclosures, motions, hearing notices, and child support paperwork. What these services will not do is help you understand what this paperwork is specifically meant to do.

If you choose not to use an attorney for divorce, you could be left in a tough spot when things do not go as planned. Without having an attorney by your side to engage in negotiations on your behalf, the risk to your financial future and the future you have with your children could be put in jeopardy.

Most people want to believe that everything is going to go smoothly. They think that every aspect of their divorce will be uncontested. This includes the division of assets, child support, child custody arrangements and visitation, alimony, and more. However, all it takes is one disagreement with your soon to be ex-spouse for your DIY divorce to become contested.

Saving money on the front end of your divorce by going through this process without an attorney or by using a DIY website could cost you significantly in the future. There is no substitute for having a skilled divorce lawyer in your corner for these matters. This is a divorce, and there are two sides. Make sure your side is treated fairly and that you do not walk away without your rightful property, without custody of your children, and paying more than you should for child support and alimony.

Contact us for an initial consultation of your divorce case today

If you are going through a divorce or are considering starting the process of separation, please contact an attorney for assistance today. Salt Lake City divorce lawyer Emy Cordano is fearless, determined, and effective when providing the representation you need to get through this process. With more than two decades of experience helping clients get the results they need, Emy Cordano will work tirelessly to ensure you are treated fairly. When you need a divorce attorney in Salt Lake City, you can contact us by clicking here or call us at 801-804-5152 for an initial consultation.

 

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