The Dangers of Using an Online Divorce Service
Many of us conduct a lot of important, confidential business online. We file our taxes, pay our bills, and even manage stock portfolios all with the click of a mouse or the tap of a phone. It seems only reasonable to consider this seemingly limitless resources as a suitable and inexpensive option to end your marriage. Unfortunately, using an online divorce service comes with a substantial amount of risks and you might end up making mistakes that will cost a pretty penny to fix.
Cost-Effective? Think Again!
One of the most attractive features of an online divorce is the lower price tag. However, given the increased likelihood of errors and delays, this price tag is often incredibly misleading. The cookie-cutter format of an online divorce leaves a lot of room for mistakes, some of which you might not be able to correct in the aftermath. As the wise old adage warns, “You get what you pay for.”
If you have children or particularly complex finances, it is especially crucial to secure experienced legal representation to handle your case. Although it is possible to make post-divorce modifications, there is no guarantee you will be able to undo the damage, so it is best to have things done properly the first time.
Understanding the Dangers
Divorce is a multi-faceted and emotional process that involves a vast amount of paperwork. Omitting information, forgetting to include a document, or filling out a form incorrectly can all lead to unnecessary delays or undesirable outcomes. When you opt for an online divorce service instead of an attorney, you will essentially have to figure things out for yourself. These services can provide some advice, but it will not be tailored to your needs or your unique situation.
Additionally, if your spouse is being less than forthcoming about your marital assets, it will be impossible to discover them without legal assistance. Divorce attorneys have invaluable resources at their disposal that can help uncover a spouse’s deceptive tactics. If your spouse managed the household’s finances, you might not be aware of your marital assets, which can put you at a major disadvantage. Protect yourself and your assets by hiring an attorney who will ensure all assets and property are fairly divided.
Lastly, do not forget that online providers are not acting as attorneys. Instead, this service exists to help you fill out your paperwork. If you have questions regarding the process, child custody, or property division, an online divorce service cannot provide the assistance or the answers you are looking for. Only an attorney can do that.
Schedule a Confidential Consultation with a Knowledgeable Divorce Attorney
If you are getting a divorce, do not rely on an impersonal online divorce service to handle this complex and delicate matter. At Hedayati Law Group P.C., our divorce team has the knowledge and expertise to effectively handle your divorce case and ensure you do not make any avoidable errors that could negatively affect your future.
Contact our law office today at (631) 880-6440 to schedule a free and confidential consultation with a compassionate and experienced member of our legal team. Our staff is also fluent in Spanish.