Pitfalls of Online Divorce Services

Thanks to the simplicity of online services, more and more people are choosing to divorce without a lawyer. These online divorce services, which you can find dozens of with a simple Google search, allow you to prepare divorce papers without legal consultation. Although this method of divorce may save you money, it could also make the process of divorce much more difficult. Continue reading to learn more about three pitfalls of online divorce services.

Online Divorce Services Are Made for Simple Divorces

As you may very well know, divorces are the opposite of simple. Children, prenuptial agreements, asset and debt division, spousal support, child support and child custody will throw a massive wrench into the simplicity of an online divorce service. They’re just not built to consider all the potential issues. You don’t know what you don’t know so stay away from the online services.

A Mistake Can Be Costly

Mistakes are inevitable, but you can lower those chances by hiring a divorce professional. An error in an online divorce service can make it difficult to fix later on when you notice what has happened. Even worse, these mistakes can bite you in the butt when you’re in court, which could subject you to court sanctions, which will then result in costly fees and the loss of certain advantages you may have had.

Your Spouse Probably Has an Attorney

It’s likely that your soon-to-be ex-spouse has an experienced divorce attorney on their side, helping them successfully navigate through any complexities to meet their needs. You, on the other hand, have no one. You’ve just got your trusty online divorce service, which you can’t do much with in court. Without an attorney you’re at a massive disadvantage, especially if things get ugly in court.

If want to learn more about the pitfalls of online divorce services and why you need a lawyer, contact our Murrieta divorce attorneys at Singleton Smith Law Offices, Inc. today. We have experience in annulments, child custody, spousal support, division of assets, visitation and child support.

To learn more, call (951) 779-1610 or contact us online for a free consultation.


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