Saving money is something people care about greatly in all sorts of contexts. So, it is not surprising that keeping costs down is something that is very important to many individuals who are going through a divorce here in Pennsylvania.
One option for trying to save money in a divorce that an individual may be tempted to go with is a do-it-yourself divorce through a divorce kit/form provider. However, there are many potential problems that a person here in Pennsylvania could encounter when they pick this option, including:
- The forms/kit being incomplete.
- The forms/kit being inaccurate.
- The forms/kit not taking into account local variations in court rules.
- The divorcing individual not having an attorney at hand to get clarification from when they are confused about a certain aspect of the divorce process. The court's clerks will tell you that you have made a mistake in the process or paperwork but are not permitted to tell you how to correct it. Equally important, before you buy a kit, call your local court and find out what it charges to file a divorce. A filing fee of over $300.00 is not unusual. An experienced lawyer knows how to save you literally hundreds of dollars in filing fees. If you see a lawyer advertising, for example, $219.00 COMPLETE or TOTAL, the filing fee is included, NOT extra. That's the law in lawyer advertising.