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Why You Should Not DIY Your Divorce

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DIY or do-it-yourself has become the mantra of many. From remodeling your kitchen, flipping houses, and fixing your leaking toilet, DIY projects have become a way for many people to save money and feel good about their accomplishments. However, there are some projects that should not be DIY, such as replacing your roof. One other DIY process you should not do is your divorce.

Petrelli Previtera, LLC is a top-rated divorce and family law firm serving the Denver metro area. We serve Jefferson County, including Littleton and Centennial, with everything related to the divorce process, from alimony, child custody, and mediation. In this blog post, we’ll go over why representing yourself and deciding to DIY your divorce is not a good idea. Contact us today to learn more!

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  • Your life is at stake. When your future life is at stake, such as alimony, child support, child custody, and property division, you need to hire an expert in divorce and family law. Divorce law is extremely complex and difficult to understand all of the ins and outs. You need someone with experience who can get you the most favorable terms. You could make some very big mistakes that can affect both you and your children if you try to DIY your divorce.
  • Your money is at stake. Although you may have a general idea of what alimony is, odds are, unless you are a divorce lawyer, you don’t know what it means with regards to Colorado divorce law. There are many factors that go into determining alimony, and alimony is not something that is guaranteed. Again, a good divorce lawyer, such as Petrelli Previtera, LLC can help you get the most favorable terms for alimony according to the law.
  • Your children’s lives are at stake. According to recent statistics just released in July of 2019, there is $32.9 billion dollars that is owed in outstanding child support, which averages out to the average child being owed almost $6,000. Not only is this number very disheartening, but it is just another reason to not DIY your divorce. You want what is best for your child, and although there are state-mandated guidelines, these guidelines do not take into account any extra beyond what is necessary to live. Thus, your child’s lifestyle is at stake. You need the seasoned divorce attorneys at Petrelli Previtera, LLC.
  • Your property is at stake. Those who DIY their own divorce usually mess up the property division aspect. Dividing up your estate is not always 50/50 and not having someone in your corner to help you determine who should get what due to a myriad of circumstances is a huge mistake you will regret later on down the road. For instance, in our last blog post, we discussed custody of your family pets. How will you know the law and know your rights in a divorce without an expert divorce lawyer, such as Petrelli Previtera, by your side.

There is just too much at stake when you DIY your divorce. Many people mistakenly believe that just because they are on good terms with their partner that they don’t need a divorce attorney. This is a huge mistake. You end up losing big time in money, property, the kids, the dogs and cats, and your time. Your partner, who is nice to you now, is out for himself or herself when it comes to divorce. He or she definitely does not have your best interests at heart.

When you partner with Petrelli Previtera, LLC, you can rest assured that we have your best interests in mind with regards to your divorce. At your divorce consultation, we’ll find out a little bit about yourself, your situation, and what you hope to get out of the divorce. Our promise to you is to use all of the tools necessary, from mitigation to litigation, for you to be happy. We understand how emotionally trying divorces can be, especially if children are involved. We do our utmost to speed up this process, so you can begin leading your life normally again. Contact us today to get started!

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They are amazing! I highly recommend anyone that is in need of assistance with child support hearings to seek out the expertise and experience of this law firm and staff! They handled my case quickly and I feel that my money was put to good use. Much appreciated! Nothing less than five stars!

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I just want to say GREAT JOB! She is a no nonsense professional with years of experience that qualifies her as a skilled Family Law attorney. She is seasoned, sensitive, and most of all she cares. She made things easy for me. Definitely recommend!

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Overall I was pleased with the results of my divorce case. The entire Petrelli Previtera team truly cares about their clients. Luckily for me, I was paired up with an amazing team helping all the way. If you happen to work with this firm and with the lawyers you’ll be in great hands. It was such an excellent service and it was beyond I expected.

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