The Risks of an Online Divorce


Although using an online divorce service may be a tempting idea, even if you have a relatively simple divorce, this cookie-cutter service may end up costing more than you think. A divorce attorney can make sure that you fully understand the terms of your divorce and that you are not agreeing to anything that is against your best interests.

Why Using an Online Divorce Service is Risky

There is no substitute for the personalized attention you will receive from a divorce attorney. Family law legalese can be complicated, so navigating this on your own without any guidance can be tricky, resulting in unintentional and costly errors that could either result in unnecessary delays or land you in court to rectify.

Here are some other reasons why you should not use an online divorce service:

  • Online divorce services are a one-size-fits-all experience. However, divorce is not really a one-size-fits-all experience, so when you use this type of service, there is a good chance that you may be filing the paperwork incorrectly, which can result in a variety of unpleasant consequences. Instead of taking a chance on a format that does not account for the unique situation of each individual, hire an attorney to properly walk you through it.
  • There is a lot of personal information involved in a divorce. From financial information and contact information to other personal details, a lot of sensitive information is necessary to complete this process. Unfortunately, not every site is trustworthy enough to share this information, so you may be at risk for identity theft or fraud.
  • You might be eager to end your marriage in the least expensive and smoothest way possible, but if you are even slightly unsure if your spouse is disclosing all the information necessary for a fair divorce, you are risking being taken advantage of.

Schedule a Consultation with an Experienced Divorce Attorney to Get Started!

If you have decided to end your marriage, the knowledgeable team at the Law Firm of Johnson & Gaskill PLLC can provide the guidance and advice you need to navigate it and protect your interests, so you can start a new chapter in your life. Backed by more than 50 years of combined experience, you can rely on us to secure the best outcome on your behalf.

Reach out to our law office today at (832) 210-1698 to schedule a consultation with a member of our team to get started.

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