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Is DIY Divorce A Good Idea?

Today, the internet offers many do-it-yourself (DIY) options for divorce. Many people look at how long and expensive divorce can be and feel tempted to try the DIY method to save some time and money. Others believe that they and their spouse agree on the major issues of the divorce so there is no need for an attorney. However, DIY divorces often create more trouble than expected – and more expenses than you could imagine.

Why To Avoid A DIY Divorce

Dissolving a marriage in Michigan is an immensely complex process. There are numerous laws and regulations that you might not even realize apply to you. If you attempt to navigate this complicated legal world on your own, you stand to misunderstand your options, lose out on your rights and make a decision that could hurt you in the long run.

These are just a few of the issues that you could run into if you try to do your divorce yourself:

  • You could receive an unfair divorce settlement or court order.
  • If you make an error or do something incorrectly, it could cost you much more time or money than if you had hired a divorce lawyer in the first place.
  • It can cause you additional stress that would not happen if an attorney handles it for you.
  • If a complication arises, you will not have an advocate who can explain what you should do.
  • If you own a business, valuing and dividing your business assets is immensely important.
  • In a divorce with kids, working out custody issues may require a lawyer’s help.

Before you attempt a do-it-yourself divorce, you might want to consider hiring a professional who can have your back. When you work with a knowledgeable, skilled divorce attorney, you have someone who understands the law inside and out. They can explain the options before you and which choice leads to which outcome. They will also make sure that no one takes advantage of your rights.

Get Help From A Professional In A Free Consultation

Are you preparing for a divorce? Instead of doing it yourself, consult attorney John Gormley. When you get in touch with him at Gormley Law Offices, PLC, he will sit down with you in a one-hour free consultation to discuss your situation. To set up your consultation or reach out to him, please call 517-219-9301 or send him an email.