We all want to save money where we can. When it comes to dissolving your marriage, however, cutting corners should never be an option. A lot is at stake in a divorce, including property, children, and alimony. The decisions you make now will have a profound effect on your future, so if you are considering using an online divorce service, you should fully understand the risks.
The Risks of Using an Online Divorce Service
Although it is not mandatory to hire a divorce attorney to handle your case, the fact is that you are at a serious disadvantage without one. If you have children or complex financial assets, this cookie-cutter approach to divorce may result in a plethora of costly mistakes. Not all divorces are alike and, if you do not necessarily trust your spouse, you will need a legal professional on your side who knows what to look for to ensure marital assets are not being hidden.
Even if you trust your spouse, an online divorce still might not be ideal. You may need additional paperwork or some of the provided forms may not be admissible in court, and some crucial elements that are unique to your divorce may be missing altogether. As a result, you could encounter a lot of unnecessary delays.
If your divorce is relatively simple and meets the following requirements, an online divorce service may be appropriate for you:
- Your marriage was short-term
- You do not have any shared debts or assets
- You do not have children
- You agree on each key issue in your divorce
That said, even if you meet the above requirements, you should still consider speaking to an attorney to ensure you are choosing the best option for your situation.
Speak to an Experienced Divorce Attorney About Your Case Today!
If you can no longer make your marriage work, the family law team at the Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C. can guide you through the divorce process and protect your assets. Our attorney is committed to guiding clients through some of the most complex family law cases. You can rely on us to create personalized solutions that address your unique needs during this difficult time.
Reach out to our law office today at (516) 514-3868 to set up a consultation with our knowledgeable attorney to discuss the details of your case.