How to Effectively Prepare for Divorce Court

by | Nov 29, 2017

Latrice Knighton is a member of the Sterling Law Offices partner team and an award-winning divorce attorney, life coach, and speaker. She helps clients resolve their problems by using legal techniques and smart tactics learned through decades of experience as well as helping clients by offering the best practical advice.  

Every one wants to save money and avoid unnecessary costs wherever possible. This rule applies to wanting to save money on a divorce by not hiring an attorney. Most people will search the internet for information and forms online to figure out how to file for their divorce.  And after finding the forms, some people will decide they want to print the forms off and try to go at it alone.  Without the advice of an attorney.  Without an understanding the repercussions surrounding the decisions they make or the boxes selected.  Hoping that they won't make a mistake.  Or, once they turn the paperwork in, someone will be there to help them make sure it is done right. Unfortunately, the court system does not give parties legal advice.  Nor advice about how to fill out the forms.  Or, an explanation of the rights they are giving up based on the decisions that are made. That’s when we have to ask ourselves a really important question: should we stay the course and continue moving forward without an attorney — or do we hire an attorney to prevent any mistakes or losses ? The answer will depend on you. If you’ve ever felt torn about whether you can handle your without an attorney, this episode is for you.
In this episode, you’ll get three must-ask and must-answer questions to help you decide whether to do your divorce on your own. What’s more, these same three questions are crucial to ask before you file for divorce or legal separation from your significant other. Write them down now and save your future self untold amounts of time, money and heartache. When it comes to ending a marriage or any long-term relationship — why are you considering handling your divorce on your own? What would chane your decision about doing your divorce without help of an attorney? Leave a comment below and let me know. Remember to share as much detail as you’d like in your reply. You get to choose the path your life takes.  My hope is that today’s show and every show will help you make choices that are aligned with your personal values and goals. As always, thanks for reading, watching and adding your voice. You matter.  Your voice matters. With love, Latrice

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