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Reasons Why You Shouldnt Do a DIY Divorce

Reasons Why You Shouldnt Do a DIY Divorce

By Hampton & Pigott LLP
Posted on 10-23-2019
CATEGORIES: Family Law


When it comes to divorce there is obviously a reason why you’re choosing to proceed with it. However, there are a lot of legal factors that most people don’t even realize that they need to consider. Along with that we hate to mention the fact that there are a lot of fees involved when you’re going through with a divorce. Many people try to avoid those fees by going it alone but there is ample reason why you shouldn’t proceed with this course of action. Here at Hampton and Pigott we have spent years learning the ins and outs of all the legalities that come with divorce in Family Law. Here are a few reasons why a DIY divorce isn’t the best choice.

Many times, before the divorce ever makes its way to the scene you spent years of building your life with this person. You’ve acquired a number of material possessions and property. At the time of a final settlement, the division of all those assets is final. There is no way to be able to revoke or change that final signature. Therefore, an attorney is crucial. Having the years of schooling and experience to know exactly what constitutes as marital assets and what doesn’t constitute as such. If you want to make sure that you’re getting what is rightfully yours in this divorce, don’t chance it by thinking that you can do it alone.

When you walk into a court you might be thinking that because you don’t have someone to represent you that the judge will take pity on you because you have never gone through this before. This is not the case at all. The judge expects you to know the proper procedures and will carry out the case as if you were an attorney with years of experience. This can be very frightening once you realize this fact and are now having to live with the fact that you used up all your time saying the wrong things. To make matters worse, court rules and procedures are not all the same across the board.

If you think that you want to do-it-yourself in order to save money, it's not worth it. The reality in the end is that you end up losing more because of the final outcome that pays out again and again for those who don’t get an attorney. If you are looking for the right attorney, then search no further! Hampton and Pigott is a skilled group of attorneys that have helped many people through their divorce with exceptional results. Give us a call today or fill out our online request form!