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Do-It-Yourself Divorce Pitfalls

Texas Board Certified Divorce and Family Law Lawyer

Deciding important divorce issues without the aid of an experienced attorney is tempting for many couples trying to save time and money. However, couples attempting a "do-it-yourself" divorce may actually spend more time in court fixing their mistakes than if they had contacted a lawyer right away.

Lawyer James A. Frazier is an experienced and excellent resource for any person looking to resolve their divorce without the time and expense of a traditional court appearance. As a trained mediator, he can help you work out issues amicably, while avoiding the pitfalls of a do-it-yourself divorce. Please contact us to arrange a consultation.

The Pitfalls of a Do-It-Yourself Divorce

In over 34 years of practicing family law, Mr. Frazier has successfully handled both contested and no-fault divorce cases. He has helped many clients in Plano and throughout Texas reach agreements in complex divorce matters including child custody and property division, and has helped clients avoid the common pitfalls of a do-it-yourself divorce.

  • Failure to consider all the issues involved with a divorce ¾ including complex property and asset division and the consequences of relocation
  • Failure to understand the financial impact ¾ such as the tax implications of your property division, child support and alimony agreements
  • Increased tension among parties ¾ formal collaborative law and mediation processes often reduce the stress and tension between the parties, but without formal guidance, some people revert back to the habit of fighting, making going to court inevitable
  • Neglecting the best interest of the children ¾ an attorney ensures that the best interest of the child is considered first, and that children are not used as pawns to avenge the other parent

When a couple wants to resolve their divorce by discussing issues rather than fighting about them, they are on the right track. Even if you can agree, however, it is important to consult an attorney for guidance to make sure you carry your agreements through to success.

Contact the Law Office of James A. Frazier for straight answers and responsive attention to all your family law needs.

Practice Areas Family Law FAQs Office Location

One Allen Center
700 Central Expressway South
Suite #150
Allen, TX 75013
972-516-2242 - Phone
972-424-2252 - Fax

Decades of Experience and Straight Talk You Can Trust

At the Plano, Texas, Law Office of James A. Frazier, P.C., an attorney with decades of experience provides counsel, mediation and representation for clients facing divorce and a full range of other family law matters. We focus our practice in Collin County, Dallas County, including the DFW Metroplex, serving people in communities such as Plano, Allen, McKinney, Frisco, Murphy, Wylie, Sachse, Prosper, Anna, and Melissa, TX. Mr. Frazier also assumes the role of mediator and assists other lawyers in settling divorces and custody cases.