In the State of Colorado, those seeking to dissolve their marriage have the right to file for divorce on their own. And this can work for some people. However, it’s important that you don’t rush your decision, seeing that the process behind this is quite complex, and for the average person, it can make things even more complicated.
Divorce is almost, if not always messy. And even when you and your spouse have already agreed to it, this doesn’t eliminate the fact that it was negative events that led to you wanting a divorce. The Burnham Law Firm, P.C. highlights the difficulties and challenges to the DIY method, thereby showing the value in working with a legal professional specializing in family law.
A stressful, exhausting process
Like with any other legal matter, divorce brings a lot of stress and highly unpleasant emotions to everyone involved. There’s also the fact that it consists of numerous steps, from the filling out of the forms to filing the documents to possibly even court appearances and hearings. All these can take a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health.
The last thing you want is for an already complex and tiring situation to make things even harder for you and your family, so it’s a wise decision to enlist someone who won’t just guide you throughout the entire process but provide you with much-needed support too.
Uncertainty, especially when it comes to parental rights and spousal maintenance
You want what’s best for your children, and you know that time with you, maybe even living with you is for their best interests. However, there is still a chance that your spouse will make it difficult for you to have your fair share of time with them. The same goes true for spousal maintenance, or alimony.
Whether the possible issues have something to do with your rights as a parent or your rights to maintenance, know that an experienced divorce lawyer can help you receive what you are due.