Why Do-It-Yourself Divorce Is So Dangerous

Yes, downloading free divorce forms off the internet is fast and cheap. At Canfield Madow Law Group, PLLC, we candidly admit that you can save money by doing it yourself. But will you save your parental rights? Will you protect your retirement assets and rightful share of the marital estate? Will you end up back in court a year or two later, trying to undo costly mistakes that a lawyer could have warned you about?

You Can't Believe Everything You Read On The Internet

Many people mistakenly think that reading divorce articles online will translate into real-life solutions. This is rarely the case. Reading about Washington divorce law is simple; understanding how it actually plays out is not.

For instance, you may read that Washington is a "community property" state, so spouses are presumed to jointly own property that was gained during the marriage. This sounds like each spouse should receive exactly 50 percent of the property, right? Not necessarily! In fact, with more than 15 years of experience apiece, our lawyers have yet to see a property division case that worked out to be exactly 50-50.

"Respect your lawyer's experience. He or she might actually know something you don't. It's not good enough to Google information about divorce and try to piece it together. You need a real live advocate." — Attorney Roberta Madow

Don't Add Stress To Your Situation — Work With A Professional

When you're facing the challenge of ending your marriage, the last thing you need is to add more stress to your life or make the process more difficult for your children. When you work with Canfield Madow Law Group, PLLC, you can rely on us to shoulder the legal burden for you.

Call our Everett office at 425-312-1870. You can also reach us via email to set up a consultation today.