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Online Divorce Service Leaves Clients Married and Out of Money - Examining the Risks of an Online Divorce Service

Illinois divorce lawyersDivorce can be a costly endeavor - especially for those in complex situations. There are ways to reduce the costs associated with an Illinois divorce, but be wary of the option you choose. Online divorce services, often used by divorcing parties who wish to cut costs and simplify the process, can actually cause more harm than good. Learn more about the risks of using an online divorce service, and discover how our seasoned divorce lawyers can improve the outcome in your case. 

Online Divorce Services - Not So Simple 

When performing an internet search for divorce services, parties are likely to come up with a wide array of options. Online services, where legal paperwork is completed and then returned to the paying client to file, are usually toward the top. They claim to offer a “simple” but “affordable” way to complete a divorce. For many, the price seems too good to pass up. 

Sadly, there are many who have pursued such options, only to find themselves in the midst of chaos. That “simple” service turns out to be frustrating, confusing, and in some cases, a complete scam. As an example, consider the recent news coverage of an online divorce service that took money from clients, promising to provide completed paperwork. Some never received their completed paperwork at all. Others say the documents were riddled with errors - to the point that they simply could not use them to file for their divorce. 

Clients Stand Lose More Than Just Money When Using Online Divorce Services 

Money is not the only loss that people experienced when using the online divorce service; most of them are still married, so they have also wasted their time. Yet, had the paperwork gone through, clients could have lost far more than just money. 

Families are unique, as are their issues in a divorce. Assuming that things are as simple as filling out paperwork and then filing it with the courts can lead to some pretty serious consequences. There may be assets that were either missed or improperly divided between the parties. Furthermore, since parties are not represented by a lawyer, they may not know what assets they hold entitlements to in their divorce. Lastly, an online divorce service could potentially complicate matters relating to children, such as the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time aspects of your case. 

Get Seasoned Legal Assistance from Our DuPage County Divorce Attorneys 

If you need a divorce, do not take chances. Instead, contact Davi Law Group, LLC for personalized, quality assistance with your case. Seasoned and experienced, our Wheaton divorce attorneys will work hard to ensure your divorce goes as smoothly as possible. Call 630-580-6373 to schedule your consultation today.


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