We see clients make a lot of mistakes when going through their divorce on their own. Family law is more complex than most people realize when they try to act as their own legal counsel just after Googling “family law + divorce + DIY” and get to work. It’s often a recipe for disaster.
Huffington Post Divorce recently published an article that made a great summary of many of the mistakes in divorce cases that end up being litigated in a court room in front of a judge. Most, if not all, could be avoided by simply teaming up with an experienced family lawyer from the outset. If you find yourself facing divorce, the riskiest mistake of all is to not consult with a knowledgeable family law attorney.
People who fail to obtain and follow the advice of an experienced family law attorney run a significant risk of:
Obtaining an outcome that exceeds the scope of the financial reality. One party may end up in violation of a court order and the other person is relying on financial promises that are not being met.
Improperly transferring real estate, related liabilities, and/or retirement accounts to the other spouse.
Creating child provisions that are unenforceable. Not only is this a headache for both parents, but it can be a real frustration for the children, possibly affecting them negatively into adulthood.
All of the aforementioned risks, and the many others that come with not having an attorney advise you in navigating the nuances and intricacies of Texas family, are pretty likely when you do-it-yourself. Don’t make these mistakes. Let an experienced and compassionate attorney help you through your divorce or dispute from start to finish.
For more information about the most common mistakes made when people try to manage a family law dispute alone, check out this Huffington Post article: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/9-mistakes-people-always-make-in-divorce-court_us_5a6b6071e4b01fbbefb15dca. For our help with your divorce case, call (512) 420-0555 or contact us online to request a consultation.