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The Risks of Online Divorce Services

There is no denying that, in some circumstances, divorce might be an expensive proposition. This can sometimes be true for cases that end up going through litigation, which can take time and require more resources than other methods, such as mediation, which is generally faster and cheaper. In an effort to keep costs down, some might feel compelled to turn the internet for a quick, inexpensive, and easy way to end their marriage. After all, we already use the internet to address many of important needs and responsibilities. Unfortunately, going down this path when it comes to your divorce is risky and will likely result in greater expenses that might be necessary to correct the mistakes of this hasty, cookie-cutter approach.

If you are thinking of using an online divorce service, take some time to learn about the terrible risks associated with it:

  • One-size-fits-all solutions: No two divorces are exactly alike, which means your solutions should not be either. Unfortunately, online divorce services use templates and specific formats that cannot effectively address the issues, needs, or complexities of every divorce. Using these cookie-cutter approaches will lead to costly mistakes or result in overlooking key elements that can have a massively negative impact on the things that matter most to you, such as child custody or property division. To ensure that your divorce settlement is tailored to your specific goals, it is necessary to work with a professional family law attorney. An online form will never give you the personalized counsel that truly makes a difference in such cases.
  • Computing errors: Any time you use an online service, you run the risk of encountering computing errors. When you use an automated system for your divorce, your future is basically left up to the computer, which can easily make an egregious filing mistake, such as filing incomplete or incorrect divorce. It is all well and good to order food online, or order gifts from Amazon, but your divorce is much more complicated than any purchases you might make online. Not only that, but divorce is also an emotional experience. You need an advocate for guidance who can act compassionately and effectively.
  • No courtroom preparation: Just because you obtain divorce papers online does not mean they are correct documents for your case or you have filled them out properly and reflect your best interests. Remember, your spouse has the right to challenge all of the proposals you suggest and, in fact, even the court can reject them if they are completely unreasonable. If this happens to you, you will be completely unprepared for the steps that will follow and, if your spouse has skilled legal counsel on his or her side, you will be at a major disadvantage.

Instead of risking your future by choosing what might appear to be a cheaper option or online documents, keep in mind that you get what you pay for. A cheap online service might seem like a great idea, but mistakes can end up costing you more than you would have paid if you simply sought professional legal counsel. Protect your future and your interest by finding an attorney who can help you navigate this process and achieve successful results.

Family Law Attorneys in Manchester

At Sekella Law, PLLC, our experienced team of family law attorneys understand that every divorce is different and each client we serve has different needs. This is why we take the time to thoroughly get to know every person we work with to ensure they receive personalized solutions that address their specific needs and goals. Reach out to us today for skilled legal guidance.

Call us at (603) 686-7229 and schedule your case review. You should not have to go through this alone.

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