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    The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Divorce in California


    At the Land Legal Group, our divorce and child custody attorneys in Los Angeles know that sometimes spouses believe they can take complete their marriage dissolution on their own, as the initial idea that they can agree on who gets what, or that they know what’s best for the kids, seems like the best path to take.

    For some, this is possible.

    For others, it quickly becomes clear that everything they have talked about is fading away, and that one or both of the parties is starting to have second thoughts about what they are entitled to, and that pursuing it on their own is becoming increasingly difficult.

    That is when it becomes clear that partnering with a California divorce attorney is more valuable than they could have imagined.

    Here are a few reasons a divorce attorney can help you navigate the process a little easier.

    Your Final Divorce Agreement is a Legally Binding Document in Los Angeles

    Divorces unfold both inside and outside the courtroom, and each step has a significant legal component.

    First, failing to adhere to court procedures, or file the proper and completed paperwork can result in significant delays.

    More importantly, your legal rights may be at risk, even in a straightforward scenario, as you may not know what you can ask for, or what you are entitled to.

    Partnering with a skilled Los Angeles divorce attorney is especially important when finances and children are a factor, as both are significantly important to your future.

    An Experienced Los Angeles Divorce Attorney Will Safeguard Your Financial Rights

    While many divorcing couples, whether it is one or both, may believe forgoing the help of an attorney will save them time and money, the truth is it is more likely to be the opposite.

    When spouses are in a hurry to get their divorce over with, the divorce terms are often not finalized in their best interests.

    An experienced divorce attorney can help you fully understand your complete financial issues, so they are not overlooked, which may include:

    • Spousal support
    • Shared property, assets, and debts
    • Checking and saving accounts
    • Retirement accounts
    • Investment portfolios

    A Skilled Los Angeles Divorce Attorney Will Protect Your Parenting Rights

    If you and your spouse share minor children, our Los Angeles County divorce attorneys encourage you to partner with a lawyer who will protect your parenting rights even if it is not one who works with our law firm.

    Your and your kids’ rights are too important to leave to chance during a divorce, especially if you are anticipating a custody battle.

    While you and your spouse may initially agree to a specific custody agreement, one parent may suddenly have a change of heart, which sends you back to square one and leaves the entire child custody and support details up in the air.

    Our skilled family law attorney can help you solidify custody and child support issues, which may include:

    Working with an attorney can help ensure that you and your family reach the custody, visitation, and support agreements that will truly benefit and support your children.

    Contact Our Divorce Attorney At at the Land Legal Group Today at (310) 552-3500 to Schedule a Free Consultation

    If you are pursuing a divorce in California and have questions about which details will need to be uncovered to finalize the agreement, contact our skilled family law attorneys in Los Angeles County at the Land Legal Group today at (310) 552-3500 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your unique needs.

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