Filing for divorce is not as easy a process, as online divorce websites claim to be. The process can be fairly tedious, especially for a layperson that has no knowledge of the law. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you avoid filing divorce papers online.
When it comes to divorce, it’s not just the separation from the spouse that is at the heart of the matter, but also a number of divorce-related issues like child custody, child support, alimony, spousal maintenance and other financial matters. These matters can have a very severe impact on the rest of your life, and any mistakes made in filing divorce papers at the start, could have a catastrophic impact on the rest of your life if you have made mistakes in the filing process.
Be warned that many of the errors that you have made in your divorce papers online may not be rectified later. It means that you’re stuck with the consequences of these errors, which cannot be rectified very easily. An online divorce simply does not allow you to make the sound legal judgment that will work in your best interest, and will not help you ensure that all the aspects your divorce are being addressed properly.
Filing an online divorce also does not guarantee the finalization of a divorce. Often, the divorce will be rejected right at the beginning, because the papers were filed incorrectly.
The bottom line is that an online divorce website will not provide you sound legal advice. Every divorce is different and unique, because of the people involved. There are challenges that you may face in your life post-divorce, that must be addressed right now, and for this, sound legal advice from a San Jose divorce attorney is a must.