Do It Yourself Divorce Legal Advice
Sometimes divorce is necessary…but it’s not always a nasty battle. Often couples make a mutual decision to dissolve their marriage (or separate) without contention. In fact, many times respectful communication remains and every facet of the divorce are agreed upon. So when an attorney is contacted to process the action, the typical fees of between $1500 and $5000 seem unjustified and unnecessary.
These couples may elect to file on their own – after all, there are no disputes to settle. However, the no-lawyer option of selecting and completing the correct online forms, completing the statutory child support and maintenance calculations, filing the case with the court and scheduling necessary court hearings on their own soon becomes confusing and overwhelming in its complexity. So despite the fact that they have a simple, straightforward case, the legal process can be a nightmare that cannot be overcome without help.
The Law Offices of Loomis & Greene have created another option. For over 20 years, we have been offering our “Do-it-yourself divorce” solution. If you and your spouse feel that you can agree on all the issues in your case, and you simply need assistance in getting through the overly complex legal system, then we can help!
The steps are easy:
- We will meet together for an interview to gather all necessary information.
- Based on that information, Loomis & Greene will draft all the documents needed to complete the divorce, tailored to your case and circumstances.*
- Approximately 3-5 days later we will email the documents to both of you for review. At that time, any changes, corrections or additions will be made per your request, and we will resend the corrected documents.
- Once the final versions are completed, we will get your signatures and file your case with the court on your behalf. You should get a Decree of Divorce approximately 100 days thereafter.
The entire Do-It-Yourself Divorce process costs a one time flat-rate attorney fee of $750.00**. If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss the specific details of your case, we would be happy to meet with you.
*Certain limitations apply that will be discussed with you at your initial consultation.
**The court also charges a filing fee of $230, which is not included in the $750 attorney fee.