When you and your spouse have decided to go through a divorce, you may consider doing it on your own without a lawyer. You and your spouse are on good terms, you can agree on who gets what. Why pay a lawyer to do something you can do on your own? All you have to do is do a Google search for a cheap divorce kit and boom! You’re free from each other.
Bad idea. Although it may seem like a DIY New Jersey divorce may seem like an easy and fast option, the fact of the matter is what seems easy can end up costing you a lot of money in the end.
Divorce in New Jersey can be extremely tricky. Not only will you have to reveal all your financial information such as assets, debts, and expenses, but in order for your divorce pro se to be successful, you’re going to have to agree to all of the following:
- Children custody and visitation
- Child support
- An equal division of property which includes any debts
And if you agree on all matters, you need to keep an eye on filing complaints and dealing with court matters. Missing one filing deadline can mean problems with your divorce.
It’s always a good idea whenever you have a legal issue, you involve an attorney. We understand that you may be concerned with the cost. But in the end, by hiring an attorney, you will be saving yourself a headache any extra costs you may have to pay because you didn’t handle your divorce correctly.