Seeking a divorce? You have choices of how you want to get from desiring a divorce to actually being divorced.
3 Ways To Divorce:
1. Hire a Divorce Attorney:
This is the most common choice people make. It’s only natural to think, “I want a divorce, I need an attorney.” What most aren’t aware of is the fact that there are options that may better suit their situation.
If you and your husband have children, have accumulated large assets and have marital property and debt that needs to be divided, you will definitely need to hire an attorney. Someone to help you protect your legal rights during the divorce process.
If, on the other hand, your finances are limited, you have no children, your divorce is uncontested there are more suitable options for attaining a divorce than hiring an attorney.
2. Pro Se Divorce:
A pro se divorce litigant is someone who files for divorce without an attorney. Your local family court clerk will have information for you about pro se divorce in your area. If you have no children, no assets, and your divorce is uncontested pro se may be the way for you to go.
You will need to put time and effort into learning how to file the correct paperwork with your local family court. You will also need to become familiar with your state’s divorce laws and your local jurisdictions procedures. This aspect of the pro se process can be time-consuming but necessary since you won’t have an attorney to protect your legal interests and make certain that all documents are properly filed.
3. Online Divorce:
Online divorce has become a very popular service for those who wish to divorce quickly, don’t want to hire an attorney but do want to be associated with professionals to over-see the process. Most online divorce services will use an interview style questionnaire, asking you about the details of your divorce and walk you through the process.
Filing correct forms and paperwork with the court is one of the most important aspects of the legal process of divorce. Online services can help you prepare the paperwork according to state and federal guidelines. One of the most common mistakes in pro se divorces is that the litigant files forms incorrectly. Online divorce services ensure the correct forms are prepared and 100% legal. They are your low-cost way of obtaining a divorce and at the same time protecting yourself legally during the process.