Everyone wants to save money where they can; however, trying to handle complex family law litigation without an attorney, utilizing forms found on the internet, is fraught with peril. Every day, judges face courtrooms full of people attempting to divorce, establish custody, or set child support without counsel. Many leave disappointed because their documents are incorrect, and frustrated because, by law, the judge can’t give instructions for how to fix them. Many are turned away multiple times.
Family Law Forms to Watch For
Not all forms found on the internet are equal. Some family law forms are designed for a particular state and may not work in your jurisdiction. Some have been prepared by non-attorneys and are simply incorrect. None are recommended for use by parties who have children, real estate, or retirement accounts. Most are difficult to fill out correctly. Many people who finalize their case using online forms later learn that the resulting order has unintended consequences. Worse, they don’t realize they’ve cheated themselves out of money or property to which they’re entitled until it’s too late to fix the problem. Some find that they have inadvertently agreed to allow their ex-spouse to relocate the children to a distant state where visitation is difficult.
Contact Our Family Law Attorneys
If you are dealing with a family law matter, it is imperative that you consult an experienced family law attorney and discuss the specific issues in your case. At Bailey & Galyen, we offer free initial consultations at convenient neighborhood offices. We offer payment plans designed to make legal representation more affordable. You don’t have to put your home or retirement at risk trying to handle complex litigation on your own.