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Do-It-Yourself Divorce – Is It Right For You?

Coeur d’Alene Lawyer Specializing in Legal Separation and Divorce

At the Advocacy Law Center, PLLC in Kootenai County, we are both willing and proud to tell someone when they do not need to hire an attorney. Concern for a client’s well being begins with an honest assessment of his or her needs. If a do-it-yourself solution is workable, we do not hesitate to let someone know that.

Are You and Your Spouse in Full Agreement on All Points of Your Divorce?

You and your soon-to-be ex-spouse may be in agreement of your need for a quick, smooth and low-cost divorce. You may agree on all aspects of your divorce, including asset and debt division, spousal support, and child custody. (Child support may be determined through government agencies with no attorney involvement necessary.) If there are no extraordinary or unusual circumstances in your marriage (such as the need to divide retirement accounts or settle a child custody dispute through mediation), you and your spouse may be able to handle a “do-it-yourself” divorce.

Beware the Risks of the Do-It-Yourself Divorce

You are cautioned, however, of the risks and pitfalls that a do-it-yourself divorce may expose you to. You may not have considered the impact that a divorce will have on a business, for example. You or your spouse may have special medical needs or complicated asset portfolios that should be reviewed by an experienced divorce attorney.

We are always happy to talk with potential clients at the Advocacy Law Center, PLLC about their unique needs and options. We know that “non-legal” aspects of your marital separation and pending divorce are often as significant to you as the legal aspects. We have the experience and patience necessary to offer focused advice that takes full account of your particular circumstances. Contact a Coeur d’Alene lawyer specializing in legal separation and divorce to schedule a free phone consultation regarding the possibility of a “do-it-yourself divorce,” and how we might help you if you decide to pursue a divorce in this way.

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