You might think that handling your
divorce on your own is simpler. After all, it is your right to choose whether
or not you wish to have an attorney or represent yourself in any legal
proceeding. Self-representation, or handling your divorce on your own,
also called a “do-it-yourself” (DIY) divorce, may not always
help you get the results you need.
Why is that, you may ask? Having a divorce attorney assisting you is akin
offers you the following benefits: a representative, an advocate, a support
system, and is knowledgeable about divorce laws. For some, going through
a divorce without an attorney is about as similar an experience as navigating
without a map.
I, Attorney Jeffrey S. Graff, am a Westlake Village divorce lawyer who
can guide you through the divorce process. When you retain me as your
attorney, I vow to never lead you astray or make the process more difficult.
I can decipher all of the various laws and help you have a clearer vision
of what to expect.
Why Avoid a DIY Divorce?
There are so many advertisements, especially on the Internet, to entice
potential clients into online divorces, DIY, divorces, or divorce services
for a small flat fee. The problem with these is that they are encouraging
you to go through your divorce by bypassing many of the necessary legal
procedures and making decisions without sound legal advice. Don’t
fall for these “discount” divorce services; they may not always
be working towards your best interests.
I can assist you in the following ways:
- Over 30 years of solid legal experience
- Personalized, attentive legal counsel for divorce and family law matters
- Available for appointments in the evening, after hours, and weekends
- Thousands of families assisted in various family law cases
- No-risk, no-cost case consultations
In truth, going without a lawyer for your divorce case represents far greater
risks than speaking with one, even for a consultation. Why is that? Would
you be able to handle the ebb and flow or changing circumstances of the
divorce process? The future ahead may be fraught with bumps along the
way—would you be ready to steamroll right over those issues?
The Downside to DIY Divorces
Or, would taking an online or discount opportunity, with its low initial
cost. However, you should know that these services should never advertise
themselves as providing legal advice unless they are attorneys. This begs
the question of whether or not the services have the authority to handle
your divorce paperwork or not?
Another pitfall of handling a DIY divorce is that you may not be able to
receive a settlement that works in your favor. In truth, an experienced
attorney fights tooth and nail for your case, helping you obtain what
is rightfully yours in a divorce matter. An attorney also ensures that
your legal rights are protected in your divorce case.
If you would like to see how an attorney can help you, please
contact a Westlake Village divorce lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff today.