Although you can legally write your own divorce settlement, doing so isn’t recommended. The idea of trying to “DIY” your own divorce agreement seems attractive, but it ultimately puts you at greater risk of unfair terms when it comes to important issues. What you may save on legal costs could end up costing you a lot more than you intended.
Why Hiring a Divorce Lawyer Is Important
A divorce lawyer will not only assist you in understanding the divorce process and your rights, but they can also help to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf with your spouse's attorney. An attorney like ours at Beatriz Zyne, P.A. also knows how to evaluate a situation and create an agreement that works best for everyone involved.
Divorce settlements often have many details that must be negotiated, including these:
Without the guidance of an experienced divorce attorney or mediator, these details may be overlooked or not be seen as important. Even if you and your spouse agree on most points, you may still need help understanding the divorce laws in your state and how the divorce settlement should be executed.
If you are considering a DIY divorce, make sure you speak with an experienced divorce lawyer first so they can explain the divorce process and discuss any potential pitfalls of going it alone. A divorce lawyer will also help you to understand exactly what needs to be included in your divorce settlement for it to be valid under the law – otherwise, you might discover you should have hired someone from the start!
Contact Beatriz Zyne, P.A. for Assistance
Remember that this is a major decision that requires careful consideration. Taking time to get advice from a qualified legal professional can ensure that all of your rights are protected and the divorce settlement works to your benefit.
Beatriz Zyne, P.A. can help you with every aspect of your divorce. For more information about our legal assistance, reach out to us at any time and request a consultation with our experienced divorce attorney.
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