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Should I do it myself?


In short answer, no one should get divorced without attorney involvement. Although, at first blush it might seem easy to DIY your divorce, but it's not unlike any other type of project that you might try to do yourself. For example, would you complete a plumbing project in your home without assistance from a plumber? Maybe you would - if you are just fixing one leaky sink. But, if you were totally re-piping your entire kitchen and bathroom, you would probably want to hire a professional. You most certainly do not want to take on a project that you cannot complete yourself and end up flooding the house in the process!

The same concept applies in divorce. Whether, and to what level, you should "do it yourself" in your divorce is dependent on the complexity of the issues. If you have a straightforward divorce, with a minimal estate and no children, you may wish to hire an attorney simply to draft your judgment of divorce and make sure nothing has been left out. On the other hand, if you own a family business, have small children, and you and your ex both want custody, then you are facing a larger job and will likely need more assistance.

At Levine & Levine, we understand that keeping your costs down is important. We work with individuals to determine what type of fee structure is appropriate depending on the level of attorney involvement necessary. Some may be able to "DIY" to save on costs. Others may prefer someone to be alongside them every step of the way.

Schedule a consultation with Attorney Rachel Gruetzner today to determine what type of divorce is right for the situation you are in.

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