9 May 2013 0 Comments

The Disadvantages of a Do-it-Yourself Divorce

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Today, so many television networks are dedicated to DIY projects – or Do-It-Yourself projects.  Of course, this usually applies to home improvement or creative home decorating ideas.

While there are certain benefits to doing something yourself, an individual should consider whether this idea has its disadvantages – especially when it comes to divorce.

Divorce is never a positive experience.  Ending a marriage can be difficult for everyone, especially when children are involved.  Even though many divorces are acrimonious and require attorneys to sort out some details, a do-it-yourself divorce can be possible if you and your spouse agree that the marriage is over and agree on all family issues involved.  This is not always the case

For those who have many issues that need to be resolved, a do-it-yourself divorce is not an option.  Do you have many family issues, such as child custody and child support that needs to be resolved?  Hiring an experienced Riverside divorce attorney can ensure that your rights are looked after throughout the process – avoiding potential headaches and stress down the road.

When considering whether a do-it-yourself divorce is the way to go, consider the following factors:

  • The length of marriage
  • Reason for wanting divorce
  • Shared assets
  • One of the most important disadvantages of going through a divorce without the skillful help of an attorney is coming out on the losing end regarding division of assets, a potential unfair child custody, visitation and support agreement.

    If you have doubts about your spouse being interested in a fair and just division of assets, including a custody agreement, then hiring an attorney at Holstrom, Sissung, Marks & Anderson is the right way to go.

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