Do-It-Yourself (DIY) / Do-It-With-Help (DIWH) Divorce
We know you are probably going through a rough time. No one ever hopes for divorce or the break-up of a relationship where children are involved… but sometimes it may be the only solution for you and your partner. On top of all the stress of your relationship and the impact on family, now you are worried about the costs. We get it.
When filing for a divorce (officially a Dissolution of Marriage), or custody of children where the parents aren’t married (officially a Determination of Paternity / Parentage), there are some costs that can’t be avoided like court filing fees. But if you and your partner can agree on terms of the separation, you may be to save yourself a lot of trouble and expense with a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) / Do-It-With-Help (DIWH) divorce / custody case.
If you and your partner have a lot of assets, dependents or simply cannot agree on how everything should be divided… well… you should consult a lawyer such as those at Brodzki Jacobs & Associates. Agreement is the cornerstone of a DIY/DIWH Divorce.
Many courts now allow you to go on-line, fill in forms and submit them. Yep, you can just search on-line for your county court’s website, look for the page on divorce and start downloading. Unfortunately, this can be a daunting process… we know, because we have done it! There are reasons lawyers charge for a divorce/custody case, it takes a lot of time and skill to navigate those waters!
We have tried to make the process much easier to navigate. Since much of the process is based on learning about your personal situation, we developed a system that gets you the right forms easily. We ask you a series of questions, and then present you with the forms you need and information already in the documents.
This is not a one step “quickie” process. We need you to set up a login so that all of your answers are secure and private. Privacy and dignity are imperative throughout our process. If all looks good to you, you can download and print the forms for a nominal fee.
You can hand enter (yes, that is allowed) details as you have time. Once you review with your partner, we will help you get them signed, notarized and submitted to the proper courts. If you find the process daunting, we’ll even help you find an affordable attorney that will use the information you already gathered to save you some money.
We know this not a fun time, but we will do our best to help you with an affordable Do-It-Yourself (DIY) / Do-It-With-Help (DIWH) divorce / custody case.