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Dear Attorneys,


I’m pretty young and haven’t been married very long, but I want to file for divorce. However, we have two young children and own a house. I assume since we don’t have much wealth acquired yet, that I don’t really need an attorney. Is there an easy “do it yourself” divorce kit online?




DIY Deana


Dear DIY,


We’re sorry to hear that you are going through this. However, “do it yourself” divorces are usually not worth the time or money. Does it cost more money to hire an attorney? Absolutely.  Can you ensure that your interests will be protected and your dissolution agreement will be entered correctly? Also, absolutely. The problem with the online kits is that they are not always updated. So, while you may be able to find forms for your state, it may not be comprehensive, and you may miss a step (or a form). Additionally, without an attorney, you do not have anyone to advise you of different parenting plan scenarios, or to consult with about how to address the joint asset you do have-your house.  You also would not have anyone to actually describe the process to you, or explain why you have to take the Parenting Education Course in Connecticut.  You should at least consider consulting with an attorney to see what your options are.


Wolf & Shore Law Group is here to help you make your family law matters easier, not harder.  Ever argue with a woman? Let Wolf & Shore Law Group go to work for you. Call us at 203.745.3151 or email us at


Very Truly Yours,

Wolf & Shore Law Group


*The situations represented in our Dear Attorneys column are entirely fictional and any resemblance to a specific case is unintentional. We cannot, and will not, offer legal advice to anyone who is not a client. However, if you do have questions or concerns, you should contact an attorney at your convenience.

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