In today’s do-it-yourself culture, you may feel tempted to tackle a divorce without help. While there is plenty of room for DIY projects in other areas of your life, the stakes are too high to take on a divorce without proper counsel.
Here are three of the many dangers of attempting a DIY divorce in New Jersey.
1. Being outmatched
If your spouse obtains legal representation, representing yourself can easily lead you down a dangerous path. With the advantage of experienced legal counsel on their side, your spouse may receive a far better deal out of the divorce than you.
2. Skipping over important information
There are a lot of details involved in the divorce process. Without sufficient know-how, you may miss crucial steps that can delay your divorce until you address them.
3. Getting less than what is fair
When you tackle divorce yourself, you might end up with the short end of the stick by not clearly and adequately outlining your desired divorce terms, including what assets and child arrangements you want. Additionally, you may not see an unfair deal until it is too late without an attorney to guide you. Divorce attorneys are familiar with the sneaky tactics that your spouse may try to use, so they can advocate for you to get more of what is yours.
Though a DIY divorce may seem like the better way to go, divorcing without legal guidance is dangerous. Before you get the ball rolling with your divorce, keep these three hazards in mind.