Top Family Law Attorney Francis King Reveals Expensive DIY Divorce Mistakes That Cost - Nashville, TN

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Leading family law and divorce attorney Francis King founder of the Law Offices of Francis King in Nashville, TN outlines key mistakes people make during a do-it-yourself divorce. For more information please visit

Family law attorney, Francis King, has revealed the key mistakes people make during a do-it-yourself divorce case in Tennessee.

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King said, "Many couples in the early stages of divorce think they have their bases covered and proceed through the divorce process without legal help. But, in most cases, people will fail to address a variety of issues, such as how ro properly address custody and support arrangements for young children. One of the biggest mistakes is failing to understand child support as parents try to figure out child support independently.”

King commented further, "Some spouses are not aware of the fundamentals of child support, such as what child support covers or if they can even receive child support. The Tennessee Child Support Guidelines are quite complicated, and a lay person can easily miss or misinterpret important provisions.”

Many couples in DIY divorces also fall into the trap of thinking they need not worry about the specifics of a parenting plan for child custody.

"It's all too common that spouses think that because they are amicable at the beginning of the divorce they don't need to worry about what form of language a parenting plan takes or means. However, their feelings toward each other may change after the divorce is finalized."

King went on: "When getting a divorce, ensure you have a clear understanding of the order because if circumstances change, you may be unpleasantly surprised. This could mean you have little to no input in decision-making for your children, or the schedule you now have to follow is not what anyone is used to. Children need a consistent and predictable routine following divorce."

Another major misconception held by couples in a DIY divorce is assuming filing for divorce without the help of a lawyer is a simple process. King emphasized: "County courts might have their particular filing requirements and process. This could mean you face endless red tape for years, end up going to court multiple times before you get it right, and you end up with a much-delayed divorce. The best thing to do is to get the paperwork done right the first time. It is much more expensive to fix mistakes later. Get in touch with an experienced family law attorney as they will know the ins-and-outs of the local court system and can help you to foresee and prevent issues that might otherwise arise in the future."


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Name: Francis King
Email: Send Email
Organization: Law Offices of Francis King
Address: 4235 Hillsboro Pike #300 Nashville, TN 37215