We can accomplish almost anything online. We can pay our bills, manage investments, order food, and do just about anything with just a few clicks or taps. However, it is generally unwise to attempt to navigate your divorce online. The divorce process is often complicated and the cookie-cutter approach an online divorce provides is not designed to handle anything remotely complex.
The Pitfalls of Choosing an Online Divorce
Although you and your spouse may be dedicated to the idea of minimizing costs while you dissolve your marriage, the fact is that navigating these issues without legal help can result in a lot of unnecessary mistakes. With an experienced attorney on your side, you will never miss any deadlines, incorrectly file important paperwork, or be unaware of your best legal options.
Here are some reasons why you should avoid getting divorced online:
- If you are thinking of getting an online divorce, chances are that you are trying to find a way to save money. Unfortunately, the potential savings of this option do not outweigh the risks, which can ultimately cost you more than you would have paid if you had gotten it done right the first time. If you and your spouse really want to save money, there are more effective ways to do it without turning to the internet, which our team can advise you on.
- If there are any issues on which you are not in agreement with your spouse, such as property division or child custody, you cannot get an online divorce. Just as online divorces cannot handle more complex matters, they will not work if your divorce is contested.
- Assuming you have an uncontested divorce and choose to use an online service, there is still no guarantee that you will stay out of court. It is completely possible that you will still have to appear before a judge, especially if you made any errors in any of the paperwork you filed.
As much as we may all wish to reduce the impact a divorce may have on our future, the best way to avoid unnecessary delays and costs is to seek skilled legal help.
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