The Pitfalls of Using an Online Divorce Service

If you are getting a divorce, you may be looking for a simple and cost-effective way to end your marriage. Many divorcing spouses wish to avoid the expense and stress of going through a drawn-out litigation process and, although an online divorce certainly seems convenient, it may not necessarily address your unique needs. Unlike an online divorce service, an experienced attorney can provide personalized advice and ensure your interests are protected, no matter how complex your case may be.

Why Online Divorce Services Are Risky

Online divorce services are incredibly limited in terms of the types of divorces they can handle. If you are going through a contested divorce, for example, this is not the path for you. Even if your divorce is uncontested, an online divorce service will not help you detect any hidden assets your spouse may be trying to keep from you. However, an attorney will know what to look for and help ensure you receive your fair share of marital assets.

Another pitfall of choosing an online divorce is that most of these services do not keep attorneys on staff, which means your paperwork will not be reviewed by one. At best, a paralegal may quickly look over your divorce papers. The fact is that this is how online divorce services cut back on costs, so while it may be cheaper, it may produce the best results for your case.

Lastly, not all websites are trustworthy, and it can be difficult to distinguish which are safe to use. Considering the amount of personal information you will provide while filling out your divorce paperwork, if the website turns out to be a scam, you will risk having your identity stolen.

Secure the Skilled Legal Counsel of a Knowledgeable Legal Professional Today!

If you are getting a divorce, using an online service may seem appealing, but the settlement you agree on may not serve your best interests. That is why it is crucial to hire an attorney who will advise you on the best course of action. At Dale L. Bernstein, Chartered Law Office, our family law attorney has more than 33 years of legal experience and is committed to helping clients navigate the most delicate legal matters. You can rely on us to help you achieve your goals.

Reach out to our law office today at (727) 312-1112 to set up an initial consultation with a member of our legal team.


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