Let’s face it – it’s costly to have a divorce. You have to pay your divorce lawyer and even arrange pertinent documents, among others. In fact, some spend tens and thousands of dollars to pursue their divorce cases.
Undeniably, most people may find their economic status as the limiting factor in divorce. If given a chance to have your divorce for a much lower price, then why not?
Technically, these offers may sound very tempting for a lot of people. Perhaps, a lawyer would tell you that he would handle your divorce for just a few hundred dollars. In just a few weeks, he promised that you would get your 8-page divorce paper already. However, little did you know that a divorce paper is typically 30 pages thick.
What Makes a Cheap Divorce More Expensive?
You already have an idea of why cheap divorce may not be the best option you have. On the surface, it seems to be an excellent deal. However, if you take into account all the things to consider, a cheap divorce is way more expensive than it actually is. Here are three reasons.
- Your Divorce Might Have Missed Some Important Matters.
First, cheap divorce doesn’t usually go into the details of your case. For instance, there was once an account of a couple who went for a cheap divorce. The spouses had been married for almost 10 years. They later on discovered their unmanageable differences. They fought a lot, and they could no longer compromise easily.
Although they successfully got divorced, things did not turn out well. They had conflicts on how their parenting system should work over their three children. There were series of miscommunication and disagreements, especially regarding their kids’ affairs. Unfortunately, when they turned to the divorce paper for clarification, nothing was indicated to resolve their conflict.
It is one of the biggest disadvantages of having a low-cost divorce. Cheap divorce papers commonly include only those standard terms. However, this should not be the case as small, relevant details matter greatly. There is a high probability of having numerous holes on your divorce paper, and the only way to resolve conflicts after the divorce is to seek the decision of the court – again.
This move costs way more than the first time around. What’s worse is that some terms are bound to remain unaltered.
- You Miss Out on Settling Essential Things After the Divorce In Order to Avoid Costs and Hasten Completion.
It’s a given that the longer your trial lasts, the higher your divorce would cost. As such, some couples tend to just agree with each other in court, only to cut the trials shorter. They thought that they could easily resolve related issues after the divorce gets approved.
Unfortunately, that’s not a bad move. In fact, there is almost no chance that you two would agree on terms outside the court. What’s the use of a speedy trial and a cheap divorce, when everything isn’t settled anyway?
For instance, you may have forgotten to divide the money on your joint bank account and life insurance plans. You may have even missed settling the taxes to divide all of your assets.
In these cases, most couples end up going back to courts to resolve issues eventually. But correcting some errors on your divorce would, unfortunately, require you more financial resources.
- The Quality of the Divorce Documents Aren’t Guaranteed.
Lastly, cheap divorces don’t provide quality divorce documents. Undoubtedly, not everyone is well-oriented on the technicalities of divorce. You could not easily spot whether the format of your divorce paper is erroneous. Besides, you could not effectively assess the completeness, the thoroughness, and the overall content of the documents.
So, if there are things that need revising, the only solution is to have them fixed in court. But then again, this would increase the total costs of your supposed “cheap” divorce.
Contact The Clark Law Office for Quality Legal Representation
Always consider the consequences that you might encounter when you opt to do your divorce the cheap and risky way. You may later on realize that the cheapness is not worth the troubles. Much worse is to discover that they weren’t really cheap in the first place.
Allow The Clark Law Office to guide you as you pursue your divorce. After all, you don’t have to go through it alone. Contact us today at (517) 347-6900, and we’ll assure you that everything will be settled once your divorce is over—just like how it is supposed to be.