Do-It-Yourself Divorce May Cost More in the End

Posted on Apr 1, 2010 by Hofheimer Family Law

One of the appeals of a do-it-yourself divorce in Virginia is the savings in cost. Many people choose to go this route because they think it will save money as a divorce can be a costly endeavor. However, one of the risks of a do-it-yourself divorce is that while it may start off saving you money, in the long run it can end up costing you more than you bargained for.

A do-it-yourself divorce may work in situations where both parties get along quite well, there are absolutely no shared assets or property and there are no children involved. But those divorce situations are few and far-between. For a vast majority of women, acting as your own attorney will put you at a distinct disadvantage, even in divorce situations that appear fairly straight-forward.

Not only can child custody issues quickly become complicated, but your financial situation is something that can hurt you in the long run if you don’t have the guidance of a Virginia divorce lawyer during the division of property.

Years down the road, you may experience the negative after-effects of an unfairly or improperly settled division of property and assets. Your Virginia divorce lawyer can help you avoid these common mistakes by making sure you receive a fair settlement that allows you to move on with your life after your Virginia divorce.

A divorce is difficult enough without having it drag on for years because of unresolved issues. A do-it-yourself divorce can lead to a do-it-yourself disaster without proper legal counsel.

To learn more about the risks of do-it-yourself divorce in Virginia, visit our library.

Throughout your divorce proceedings, you’ll naturally have a lot of questions specific to your circumstances. That is why it is so important to have a Virginia divorce lawyer on your side who understands your case and will keep your best interests in mind when defending your case in court.

The Virginia divorce attorneys at Hofheimer Family Law Firm represent Virginia women who wish to file for divorce. We are committed to fighting for your rights, assisting in child custody disputes, and ensuring that you receive everything you are entitled to and need in order to start your new life. Contact us today to schedule a legal consultation – (757) 425-5200.