If you and your spouse have decided to get a divorce, there is usually one of two ways this divorce will go:
- You both argue over everything and have a difficult and angry divorce.
- You both decide that divorce is the right decision and end things amicably.
If you are in the latter category, you may be thinking that this is the best of a bad situation. Perhaps you think that if you and your spouse end things amicably, you will not need the help of an attorney. However, even during an amicable divorce, you may find that it helps you to have someone on your side during the process and is there to advocate on your behalf.
Trying to DIY a Divorce
When you want to get through your divorce as quickly and cheaply as possible, you may be looking at sample separation agreements to help you with this. In the end, though, you may find that what originally seemed like a cheap divorce will turn out to cost you thousands of dollars. The agreement may be cheap, but when you do not consult with a lawyer about your divorce, you may be leaving cash and assets on the table. A lawyer, like a divorce lawyer from a law firm like The Law Office of Daniel J. Wright, can help you manage your assets during a divorce so you know exactly what is on the table and how assets should be split up. They can also help make sure you are proceeding with your divorce by abiding by your state’s laws. Many DIY separation agreements will not have state-specific language and this could end up hurting you in the long run.
Additionally, many DIY divorce documents do not cover everything. You may not realize that your retirement could still go to your ex-spouse in the future or that, if you pass away, your life insurance would go to them and not your children. When you work with a lawyer through your divorce, you know that they will be looking out for your best interests and will be ensuring that you are protected in your divorce, even if you do not think you need to be.
Don’t hesitate any longer to work with someone you can trust during your divorce. Reach out to a local law office to see how an attorney can help you today.