Times can be tough. And, if you are in the middle of a separation, I understand how stressful it can be. If you are planning a divorce without hiring representation, PLEASE do your research. It seems like everywhere you look, there is some attorney advertising to file your divorce for just one easy payment of $200.00. That’s the thing, this cost normally only includes the filing of the paperwork YOU prepare yourself. The problem with this is that most people believe that this $200.00 fee will cover everything that encompasses a divorce. It likely does not cover the preparation of a settlement agreement, and if your spouse will not sign one, it assuredly does not cover a court hearing, which will need to happen if your assets aren’t divided in a signed Property Settlement Agreement.
Maybe all you need is someone to file the paperwork for you, and if so, then that is great! But for the other couples facing a divorce, it may be helpful to have representation. We have consultations nearly weekly for folks just wanting an attorney to review the agreement their spouse presented to make sure that they are not being taken advantage of. You don’t have to hire us for your divorce, but do know that we want to make sure your best interests are protected. We will be happy to schedule an appointment to review any paperwork you would like. Give us a call at 757-656-1000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will take very good care of you!