If there is one thing everyone knows about divorce, it’s that it can be extremely expensive. Because of this, many people are opting to have a DIY (do-it-yourself) divorce in the state of Colorado. In fact, approximately 75 percent of the divorces that occur in our state are conducted with individuals representing themselves in court, rather than having a lawyer represent them.
However, because of this new ability to conduct a divorce on your own behalf, many problems have been occurring. Due to the complicated nature of divorce paperwork, not having an attorney to assist in the massive amounts of documentation is leading many people to have very slow divorce proceedings. This is due to them having to fix or completely redo much of the paperwork they have to file for the divorce to be finalized.
Are There Really Any Perks to DIY Divorces?
While we understand the perks of not hiring a lawyer and simply handling your divorce on your own, the likelihood of this complicating the entire divorce process is pretty likely. This is the reason people hire divorce attorneys in the first place. A divorce attorney is meant to be a guiding hand and a sturdy pillar for you throughout this shaky part of your life. Litigators are not only aware of how divorce proceedings go and the paperwork that must be filed but they also know what sort of advice you need to navigate the process of splitting from your spouse and starting your life anew.
The main reason people choose a DIY divorce rather than hiring a divorce lawyer is to save money. They think hiring a divorce lawyer will cost them far more than they would spend if they were to handle the proceedings on their own because, let’s face it, attorneys are not exactly cheap. Those who have attempted a DIY divorce, however, probably now understand why lawyers are so expensive. There is an immense amount of work that goes into preparing for a divorce proceeding. This is why hiring an attorney is probably your best bet. With the drawn out process that occurs during DIY divorces, you are actually likely to spend more money than you would if you simply just hired a divorce lawyer in the first place.
Colorado’s Best Divorce Attorneys
If you are in need of an experienced divorce or family law attorney to help you sort of the legal proceedings of your divorce, seek the advice of the expert team at the Law Offices of Loomis & Greene. We have the know-how so that you don’t have to do anything other than show up to court. On the other hand, if you are in the middle of a DIY divorce and you simply cannot deal with all of the work that comes with it any longer, we can also help you! Call our office today or visit one of our locations in Loveland or Greeley!