Do-it-yourself is everywhere. From instructions on how to build a headboard for your bed using reclaimed pallet wood, to recipes for making your own laundry detergent and shower scrub, the internet is overflowing with things you can (maybe, possibly) do yourself. It’s actually a wonderful thing, because it teaches self-reliance, inspires creativity, and saves money. However, there are certain things that are usually not best when done yourself. For example: performing surgery, flying an airplane, building a house, and practicing law in a divorce case. Unless you happen to be trained and experienced in these areas, in which case: go right ahead!
Although we appreciate how much our clients know when they come to us, having spent hours online educating themselves about the divorce process, the fact remains that not everything you read is true, and not every piece of information is helpful, or correct. For this reason, we would like to take some time to help our readers understand more about the Michigan D-I-Y divorce process. In particular, some of the pitfalls they should work to avoid if they are planning to go the D-I-Y route in any county in Michigan.
Know and Understand Michigan Law!
The online community is a borderless place. A reader in Michigan can access family law blogs written in their own home state just as easily as they can access family law blogs written in other states like California or Utah, and even in other countries like England and Northern Ireland.
The catch is, most blogs and websites that deals with divorce law do not have obvious indicators showing the reader where they are written. This is one of the reasons we use the domain names oaklandcountyfamilylaw.com and midmichigandivorce.com. Because while we love our readers from all over the world, we want to be sure that when you are looking for information about divorce in your area, there is no doubt as to whether or not our site is the right one for you!
So while the content you have spent the last hour browsing the internet may be informative and perfectly correct, it won’t do you any good because you don’t live in Idaho. Or Arizona. Or Scotland. You live in Michigan, and Michigan divorce law is different from divorce law in every other part of the world.
Sometimes the differences are small and subtle, sometimes they are vast. But either way, our advice would be to ensure that when you are researching divorce and all that it entails, be sure to check every single source to be certain that you are getting the right information about the law in Michigan. A better source for legal reading is a law library which will identify our state law specifically.
Join us next time, as we continue our discussion about pitfalls you should avoid when considering a DIY divorce. Until then, if you or a loved one needs help with your Michigan divorce, or need legal advice about the divorce process, our skilled family law attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you with your case. Call The Kronzek Firm at 866 766 5245 to day.