There are countless pitfalls for representing yourself in court without the assistance of an attorney. It really depends on what the issues are. Some people have not been married that long, they’ve not accumulated any assets, they don’t have children; for those individuals, I think, it’s an ideal situation for them to represent themselves in […]
DIY or Pro Se Divorce
Absolutely. Divorce can be an unwieldy process if you’re doing it on your own. You need some distance between you and your soon-to-be ex, because everything is personal in divorce. You need an attorney who understands the challenges, who understands the procedure, and who can give you that perspective and explain that procedure to you. […]
If you have a simple divorce, no kids, very little property, then you might not need the advice and the assistance of a divorce lawyer. But in a complicated legal system, like California’s, where you are expected to apply very sophisticated procedures and very sophisticated legal precedent to your case, if you don’t have that […]
What are the major benefits of hiring a lawyer compared to doing your own divorce?
There might be some listeners of this seminar who are thinking about doing their own divorce. Can you give us the short answer why you think these people should consider using a family lawyer, rather than doing it themselves?
There are actually very few divorces which lend themselves to being totally do-it-yourself. If the marriage is of short duration with no children and no assets, a do-it-yourself divorce is probably not going to cause too many problems. However, as soon as there is any significant amount of property or there are children involved, or […]
I have heard that South Carolina is a “fault” state when it comes to divorce. What does this mean – and how could it affect my divorce process?
More people now are trying to do a ‘do-it-yourself’ divorce. Why is it imperative that someone hires a lawyer rather than doing it themselves? Doing it yourself just leads you into so many errors and costs and expenditures that just aren’t warranted. I mean, I have a case right now where the husband has been […]
My spouse and I have been married for seven years. We have two children. He has a business, I have a dental practice, plus we own two properties. Do you think a do-it-yourself online divorce will work for us?
The simpler your marriage the more likely it is that you will be able to handle your divorce without hiring a lawyer.