Can't my wife and I just use a divorce kit to file with the court?

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Can’t my wife and I just use a divorce kit to file with the court?

Can't my wife and I just use a divorce kit to file with the court?

While the temptation to purchase divorce forms from your local office supply store does exist, especially if it seems that all issues have been resolved between the parties and agreed upon, there is an inherent danger in not seeking the advice of a reputable divorce attorney familiar with divorce laws in your state.

You are to be commended if agreements have been reached with regard to all issues, however, there may be issues lurking in the future that will not come to light until much later down the road and could easily be avoided by consulting with a divorce lawyer. Oftentimes people give up rights or the rights of their children by not ensuring that every issue has been broached and covered between the parties.

Because attorneys can only legally and ethically represent one party or the other, it is also advisable that both parties seek independent counsel, again, to ensure all issues have been addressed fairly and properly. While divorce advice can be sought in numerous places, it is still encouraged for both parties to seek their own counsel's advice.

   

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