The Pitfalls in a Texas Do-It-Yourself Divorce

If you and your spouse are getting a divorce and you want to avoid spending money on a lawyer, it may seem easy, quick and cheap to go online and write up your own do-it-yourself divorce. Unfortunately, there is a great chance with a do-it-yourself divorce that something will be missed, overlooked or done improperly. Even if you have no children and very little property, a simple mistake can cause problems for you and your spouse.

At the Shapiro Law Firm, in Plano, we believe that it is worth your time and effort to speak with an experienced attorney about your divorce, and that in the long run, doing it right the first time can actually save you money.

Let our Collin County and DFW Metroplex law firm help you carefully handle your divorce and ensure that you receive a fair and permanent settlement agreement.

Hazards of a Cheap Online Divorce

With more than 40 years of experience, our lawyers have seen too many problems arise out of do-it-yourself divorces. The simplest errors can cause significant issues, whether it is the failure to file a required document, a poorly chosen word in documents regarding property division or a check in the wrong box on a form.

There have been many cases where, months or years after a couple signed a divorce agreement, it turns out that they were still married because the divorce was not valid.

At our firm, we will review your agreement with you and your spouse, make sure that every form is filled out and filed properly, and provide you and your family with the answers you deserve. Even when there are no disputes over issues in a divorce, we will examine your agreement to see if any details have been overlooked that could cost you down the road.

Contact the Shapiro Law Firm

For more information about our divorce practice at the Shapiro Law Firm, contact us in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to speak with a lawyer about your situation. Call our office in Plano, Texas, at 972-423-0033 and schedule an appointment for an initial consultation.

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