Do it yourself divorce doesn’t always offer the most convenient way to terminate the marriage.
Some people believe they cannot afford an attorney and opt to fill out the divorce paperwork without professional assistance.
However, other people decide to carry out a DIY divorce when they share mutual interests and agree to divorce on good terms. Even if the divorce process goes smoothly in the beginning, it does not mean the couples will not face DIY divorce problems later.
The Risks of DIY Divorce
Without an attorney available to assist with the divorce, a variety of problems can arise from not listing important assets or only providing general information. Furthermore, it’s not always obvious that a problem will occur until several months or years later. When the problems finally surface, it takes a lot more time and money to repair what could have been avoided in the beginning.