You could do it yourself.

You could do it yourself.

It may seem like the quickest, simplest, and cheapest alternative: go online or get forms from the office supply store and write up your own divorce. As  Maryland lawyers with over 15 years of experience, we have seen the hazards of do-it-yourself divorce. Marriage is a powerful legal institution, and the dissolution of marriage must be handled carefully in order to ensure that the parties to the divorce actually get what they think they are getting — a fair and permanent settlement.

We have had to repair damage from attempted “economy” divorces when clients came to us facing threats posed by simple errors:

  • A check in the wrong box
  • A single poorly chosen word concerning the marital home
  • A failure to file a required document
  • In some cases it turned out the couple, years after signing a divorce agreement, was never divorced at all!

If you have a good working relationship with your spouse, you may be surprised at how economical it is to have an experienced lawyer review your agreement with your spouse, ensure proper filings are made, and provide the protection you and your children need as you begin to rebuild your life.

Whatever stage you are at in your divorce — considering a legal separation, negotiating a custody agreement, or preparing to file for divorce — contact our law firm  for a comprehensive consultation.

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