The Trouble with Do-It-Yourself Divorce

Uncontested Divorce Mediation

We now live in an age when just about everything is a Google search away. This now includes the paperwork to complete a divorce in just about any state. So-called "do-it-yourself" divorces, which involve downloading relevant forms on the Internet, are increasingly popular.

We understand the desire to make your divorce as simple and short as possible. However, going the do-it-yourself route is often a classic case of being penny wise and pound foolish.

Even an uncontested divorce can be a complicated thing. You need a skilled, experienced divorce attorney-mediator to guide you and your spouse through the process.

If you're seriously considering a do-it-yourself divorce, think instead about speaking with our divorce attorney-mediators in Denver and Chicago about your situation. Please call Split Simple today at (855) 665-9920 for a free consultation.

Why You Should Rely on the Divorce Experts

The guiding ethos of Split Simple is that the traditional courtroom divorce process doesn't work for many people. It's expensive, it's time-consuming, it's opaque and it's impersonal. We know there's a better way.

So we completely understand the thought process behind the do-it-yourself divorce trend. We get that you want to save money. We get that you want to save time. And we get that you don't want to deal with all the nonsense that often goes on in a courtroom divorce.

However, there are a few things you should understand if you're considering a do-it-yourself divorce:

  • There's no guarantee the forms you find online will be sufficient. Some municipalities have all the paperwork conveniently available for download, but many do not.
  • Any agreement you reach has to be approved by a judge. Earning a judge's approval is relatively simple with a mediated settlement, but many judges are reluctant to sign off on a do-it-yourself arrangement and require difficult changes.
  • These cases are more complicated than you might think. There are tax implications to navigate, not to mention a whole host of other financial issues you'll have to consider.

At Split Simple, our divorce attorney-mediators in Denver and Chicago work through the complicated issues involved. We have sophisticated financial planning software that will help you and your spouse understand what to expect in the future. And we guarantee that any settlement we reach will be approved by a judge, or else we will make the necessary changes free of charge.

You can see our pricing page for a complete, transparent breakdown of our costs. And we welcome any questions you might have about Split Simple or our proven, effective process.

Contact our Divorce Attorney-Mediators Today

If you're looking for a simple, transparent uncontested divorce process, please call Split Simple today at (855) 665-9920 or contact us online.