While it may seem as though a couple might agree on all aspects of their divorce, more often than not, they have overlooked several crucial provisions in their divorce agreement. When conflicts surrounding omissions in the agreement arise in the future, expensive litigation may be required.
At the law office of Jody A. Miller, we help clients throughout north Georgia avoid the common pitfalls of a do-it-yourself divorce and navigate the divorce system in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
Filing For Divorce Without A Lawyer
The logistics involved in separating two lives are complex. A multitude of issues must be addressed. Often, couples attempting to draft their own divorce documents fail to recognize the many decisions that must be made.
For example, a couple may decide who gets the marital home, but may not provide for removing one spouse's name from the mortgage. When mortgage payments are late, both ex-spouses' credit is hurt.
Other couples incorrectly address issues and might file paperwork that may not reflect their actual agreement. Once a divorce decree has been issued, the provisions in the order are final. Changing the terms of the agreement can be difficult and costly.
As an experienced attorney, I have helped numerous clients avoid the common pitfalls of a do-it-yourself divorce. It is always more difficult and more expensive to fix incorrect or incomplete divorce agreements after the divorce is final. Speak with an experienced lawyer today to make sure you do not face any of the pitfalls of filing a pro se divorce action.
Offering Cost-Effective Legal Advice
At the law office of Jody A. Miller, we know that hiring a family law attorney can be expensive. We offer competitive rates and creative solutions to help individuals obtain the legal advice they need at a rate they can afford.
We encourage you to bring in your do-it-yourself divorce papers. Together, we will determine if your papers are comprehensive and properly address all of the issues in your case and whether you need additional legal advice to prevent the time and cost of litigation in the future.
A divorce agreement is legally binding. Make sure you fully understand the consequences of what you are agreeing to.
If you are involved in a do-it-yourself divorce in Georgia, take the time to meet with an experienced attorney who can help you avoid common missteps. Contact Atlanta attorney Jody Miller today at 678-905-7562 or toll free at 866-319-0924.