Law Offices ofBrandon R. CeglianP.C. Attorneys group photo

Trying to do your own divorce may lead to mistakes

When a couple is considering having a divorce, they may have some common misconceptions about the process. One of the most common misconceptions for Colorado separating spouses is the assumption that the couple may be able to navigate the complex divorce process on their own. However, there are several areas that could be overlooked when couples try to do their own divorce.

It is very easy to get caught up in the heavy emotions that come with divorce. However, when sitting down and going through the actual process, it would be more beneficial to take a "business" standpoint. Each person would do well to analyze assets and make lists containing which assets that person wants to keep. Additionally, each spouse would also benefit by preemptively gathering any paperwork -- W-2s, bank statements and other financial documents -- that they may need in the divorce so that it does not get overlooked.

Furthermore, couples attempting to do their own divorce may make some fairly common mistakes -- although, those mistakes can be very costly in the end. For example, some spouses may not know that they may be entitled to some of the other spouse's retirement funds or pension accounts. Additionally, small mistakes made when determining child custody may affect much more than just your money.

In conclusion, while separating spouses may think that they could do their own divorce, it may not be in their best interest to undertake this process alone. By seeking the help of a Colorado family law attorney, they will get valuable advice on the complexities of the process. An attorney may be able to assist the couple by ensuring that no stone will be left unturned.

Source: hanfordsentinel.com, "Doing your own divorce isn't advisable", Dennis Beaver, Dec. 12, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
get Legal Help Now

Tell Us About Your Legal Issue

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Meet Our Attorneys

Attorney Brandon

Brandon Ceglian

Brandon Ceglian's practice focus is family law, landlord-tenant law / real estate, civil litigation, criminal / DUI, and collections. View Attorney Profile

Attorney Adam

J. Adam Beckman

Adam Beckman’s areas of focus are family law, adoptions and prenuptial agreements, and criminal law/DUI. View Attorney Profile

Dominic

Domenic Nicotra

Domenic Nicotra’s practices primarily in the areas of Landlord-Tenant, Family Law, Criminal, Protection Orders, and Civil Litigation. View Attorney Profile

Daniel J. Zolnikov

Daniel J. Zolnikov

Daniel Zolnikov practices in the areas of HOA, debt collections, landlord tenant, civil litigation and construction law. View Attorney Profile