I came into the office this morning and as usual already had messages from new potential clients who wanted to get started in their divorce. Most people give a little explanation regarding what is going on.
The message I received today was from a gentleman who said he had started his divorce but now felt he needed a little “backup”. I know exactly what he is talking about when he says he needs backup.
Here is what generally happens. Folks are told that they can complete their own divorce, which is true. But what they are not told is that it is a long, complicated and painful process if you are undertaking it on your own.
So folks will start their divorce and begin to prepare the legal documents. At some point, they realize that they need help and begin to get frustrated with the process. What started off with as just filing out a few forms can quickly turn ugly.
I get these types of calls from people at different points in the paperwork. Some call immediately after picking up the paperwork and take one look at it and give us a call. Others will attempt to fill out the initial filing forms and file them with the court. And still others will try to complete the whole thing and even submit the judgment.
There is one common situation among all these folks. That is how much of their own time they are going to waste before they decide to call me. In most cases the more work the person does, the more issues we have to fix and re-file and amend forms.
Our recommendation is to call us before you ever get started on your divorce. Of course, that wont always be the case but you can call us at any point in your divorce. Regardless where you are at in your divorce we can pick up where you left off, complete a review of everything you have done and get it finished up for you.
As the person who called this morning, we will have your back in your divorce. Call us when you need assistance with your divorce.