Getting an online divorce probably sounds like a cost-effective method. Given the number of sensitive tasks we perform online, such as managing stock portfolios or paying bills, it probably also sounds like a reasonably safe method. However, online divorce services present a whole host of risks that can ultimately result in a higher price tag and a settlement that might not suit your needs.
Why You Should Avoid Using Online Divorce Services
Online divorce services have a cookie-cutter approach, which generally fails to take the unique intricacies of a couple’s specific situation into account. As a result, some of the key issues in a divorce might not be properly addressed, which can result in unnecessary delays or an unfavorable settlement. If your divorce is particularly complex or involves a substantial amount of assets, using an online service will almost certainly lead to some terrible mistakes and you might not be able to reverse them, which is why it is crucial to get it done right the first time with an experienced attorney.
Understandably, we all try to save money where we can. However, you should not try to cut corners on something as pivotal as your divorce.
Below are some more risks associated with online divorce:
- It makes it a lot easier to forget or hide assets: Unsurprisingly, many divorcing spouses attempt to hide assets to get a bigger cut in a settlement or to keep their spouse from getting a piece of pie they feel entitled to. An experienced divorce attorney will know how to handle this situation and what to look for. On the other hand, an online divorce service will not. Of course, you do not necessarily need to have a deceitful ex on your hands. Without any legal assistance, it can be easy to simply forget some assets altogether, which cause problems in the future.
- Getting a post-divorce modification is not easy or guaranteed: You might be thinking that, if you happen to make a mistake while using an online divorce service, you can always request a modification. Unfortunately, this is not an easy process, there is no guarantee you will get the outcome you want, and it will incur some unnecessary costs. There is no substitute for getting things done right the first time.
- It is an impersonal solution for a personal matter: A divorce attorney can provide personalized attention and offer advice whenever you are in doubt. An online divorce service will not provide advice on your best course of action or answer your questions. It simply exists to provide a quick, easy, and cheap method for divorce and, although this sounds tempting, keep in mind that you get what you pay for.
Receive One-On-One Attention from an Experienced Divorce Attorney
If you are getting a divorce, you should not attempt to handle this yourself or accept the risks of using an online service to dissolve your marriage. At Beatriz Zyne, P.A., our divorce attorney will walk you through the process and answer any questions you have along the way.
Contact us today at (305) 876-6138 to arrange an initial consultation!