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Understanding the Risks of a DIY Divorce

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DuPage County divorce lawyersThanks to technology, people can now find the answer to almost any question in the world within just a matter of seconds. They can connect with family and friends from around the world. Interested persons can even learn how to rewire their own house or file for their own divorce – but is having such knowledge at one’s fingertips always a good thing? In the case of divorce and electrical work, perhaps not.

Divorce is a Complex Process

Although DIY divorce options may try to convince you that the process is as simple as filling out the forms and filing them with the courts, nothing could be further from the truth. No two marriages or divorces are ever the same, nor should they be treated as such. Furthermore, laws vary by state, and not all DIY divorce options offer state-specific advice or information – and unfortunately, that can make divorce a far bigger and complicated mess than it would have been with appropriate legal assistance.

Why DIY Divorce is Problematic

DIY divorce options may seem like an affordable option – especially if you compare it to the cost of hiring an attorney – but as many couples learn, the loss you that you experience because of a DIY divorce may be far more than you saved. For example, an entitled party may completely overlook their right to pursue alimony or child support in their divorce. Alternatively, the calculations may be wrong, which could result in either an underpayment or overpayment to the entitled spouse.

Another serious problem with DIY divorces is that they may not be state-specific. Sadly, this can cause all sorts of problems for divorcing parties. For example, Illinois is an equitable distribution state – not an equal distribution state. If the DIY divorce option does not explain this, one party may be at a significant financial disadvantage.

Protecting Your Rights in an Illinois Divorce

Divorce is a complex and arduous process that is most appropriately handled by legal professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate through it effectively. Backed by more than 200 years of combined experience, Mevorah Law Offices LLC is the firm to call. Understanding to the fact that the outcome of your case impacts your future path, our DuPage County divorce lawyers will strive to protect your rights and interests, every step of the way. Learn more about how we can assist with your case by scheduling a free and personalized consultation. Call 630-932-9100 today.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/jefflanders/2012/04/24/the-four-divorce-alternatives/#1afbc78820ae

 

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