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This is where a competent lawyer can make a big difference. A lawyer will learn more about your situation and find out exactly what your documents need to say, instead of just boilerplate language that divorce website's software spits out. If you have children, you should take safe route and hire an experienced divorce lawyer.
What if You Own Property?
Many of divorce form sites also claim to offer forms that will deal with most complex of property divisions. But when it comes to dividing any property beyond personal effects (clothes, furniture, etc.), it is risky to rely solely on generic divorce forms. If you or your spouse own real estate, vehicles, 401k accounts or other retirement accounts, or have any other financial assets or liabilities, an online divorce form will not necessarily protect your interests.
A competent divorce lawyer would be able to, first, analyze your situation and determine what property division is in your best interest, and second, ensure that all assets awarded to you were properly transferred and titles correctly recorded on your behalf.
Using an online divorce form always carries a certain amount of risk. If there are no children from marriage and no property to divide, then saving a few hundred dollars may be worth risk and extra work you will have to do. But for most people, especially those with children or property, it is essential to hire an experienced divorce lawyer to handle their case.
Scott Morgan has been a Houston divorce lawyer for over ten years. His practice focuses exclusivley on divorce and family law cases. You can find out more about Mr. Morgan on his website, www.houstondivorce.com.
Scott Morgan has been a Houston divorce lawyer for over ten years. His practice focuses exclusivley on divorce and family law cases. You can find out more about Mr. Morgan on his website http://www.houstondivorce.com