Self-Represented: Can I do it myself?

Yes, you can, but we do not recommend that you do so. Many websites offer fill-in-the-blank forms for you to use. The problem with these forms is that you are only given blanks to fill in and are not given advice on what is important to consider. We understand that you may feel that you can do this on your own. However, many of our clients felt the same way and what they found was that they made mistakes that they never thought about because they didn’t have the training to know what they were entitled to and how to write terms into the documents to get what they were entitled to receive. For example, you may think you are reserving for yourself an enforceable equity interest in your home, but you don’t establish a timeline for payment and as a result could lose your equity interest if your spouse fails to maintain the payments.

This is just one example of problems we have helped people correct after they filed the divorce themselves.Our primary focus is family law. We know what you are entitled to receive, we know how the courts are ruling on certain issues and we know what language must be included in your documents to ensure that you get what you are entitled to receive.

If you aren’t quite sure what to do, we encourage you to set up a consultation to get your questions answered. Whether you end up hiring us or not, we will provide you with a clear understanding of your situation. If you do select us to be your attorney, we will fight hard for you and do everything in our power to get you the best possible results.

Written by Jaime Topham