Have you ever thought to yourself, "if I had known then, what I know now?" I'm sure we all have something...maybe many things we would do differently had "we only known."
Experience is a great teacher and I have learned through experience that one of the biggest mistakes I made during my divorce was to hire an attorney and then leave it up to that attorney to get me through the process unscathed.
The next few posts that I write will be about attorneys. They will be about my experience with attorneys. I may, at times sounds as if I'm clumping all attorneys into one group of inept professionals. I promise I'm not. I will tell you this though; I've heard more horror stories about divorce attorneys than I have good stories. Due to this and my experiences, my personal opinion is bit tainted.
If I had known then, what I know now, I would have done the entire divorce process pro se. I learned the hard way that no one is as invested in my business as I am. No one is as emotionally invested in my financial and emotional welfare as I am and in my opinion that makes me the best person to look out for those interests.
If you are in the middle of the divorce process and feeling uncomfortable with your attorney's standard of care, it might be time to take control and go pro se. If you are just beginning the divorce process and can't afford an attorney you can educate yourself and obtain a divorce without an attorney.