The economy is tough right now. That’s for sure! Many people these days are simply looking to get by and survive. And for those of you out there who are looking to get a divorce the thought of paying thousands of dollars for a divorce can be intimidating. Because of these factors we see a lot of new clients who have decided to hire us after first attempting to represent themselves in their Memphis or Mississippi divorce.
What should you consider if you’re thinking about representing yourself in your divorce?
Do you have the ability to work with mounds of paperwork?
Can you navigate the court system without feeling lost?
Are you in good standing with your spouse?
Does your spouse already have a divorce lawyer?
Are you aware of the amount of time it takes to go to the courthouse to properly file all documents and pleading?
These are just a few of the things you should consider before attempting to represent yourself. Often times an experienced attorney can help you with something that you might overlook on your own. You don’t want to accidentally sign away all of your parenting rights do you? How about your rights to receive child support?
Think long and hard before you decide to jump in and do it yourself. You might save money in the short term but cost thousands of dollars over time!