Though do-it-yourself divorce continues to rise in popularity, it has many limitations. While it is faster and cheaper than hiring a lawyer, one of the most significant dangers of do-it-yourself divorce in Pennsylvania is that, without extensive knowledge of family law, it is all too easy to overlook important details and lose assets and alimony if these issues are not preserved. An experienced divorce attorney can not only guide you through the process, but can also raise important questions and ensure that you do not overlook any important details.
THE ISSUES YOU MAY MISS WHEN FILING A DO-IT-YOURSELF DIVORCE
When opting for a do-it-yourself divorce, many people forget to address issues such as property division issues, alimony and even child custody. It is possible to amend the provisions of a decree after a divorce is finalized as long as both parties agree. However, revising a divorce decree after the fact can be expensive, time-consuming and delay the start of your new life. Ensuring that you get your divorce done correctly the first time is the best way to keep costs reasonable and help you move on with your life.
In addition, many people fail to properly address mortgages, pensions and other financial matters and face adverse tax consequences as a result. At Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C., we have extensive experience with family law and divorce. We will not only ensure that you consider all of the important details, but will also take steps to achieve the best possible result for issues such as property division, alimony and child custody. We can help you navigate the process efficiently and cost-effectively.