Undergoing a divorce is notoriously known for being not only an extremely stressful situation, but also incur significant costs when it comes to lawyer’s fees and court costs. In many cases, a person may not even be able to afford a divorce due to his/her financial situation.
However, there is the option of considering a do it yourself divorce. A DIY divorce simply means undertaking all of the legal considerations upon oneself in order to avoid the expensive attorney’s fees. Even though a do it yourself divorce is a viable solution, it will prove to be a challenging undertaking.
Upon considering a DIY divorce, it is important to consult with the appropriate divorce laws for the state in which one resides. The divorce laws in the United States will differ from state to state, and it is important to be aware of any particular provisions so as to avoid any complications during the divorce process.
A DIY divorce will also require that all the forms necessary be acquired, which can be done through certain reference books or the internet. However, the most important aspect can arguably be communicated with the other party or spouse. Establishing the structure as to how assets and debts are to be divided and how to deal with children is one of the most important aspects for divorce.
This may prove to be more crucial in the case of a DIY divorce, in order to have a clear agreement between spouses. Upon filling out the appropriate forms, these must be notarized and filed with the local county office. In the case that children are involved, this may also have to be filed with the family court. Filing fees will usually range between $50 and $150 dollars.