Do’s and Don’ts before you Separate from your Spouse During a Divorce
We present some advice to help when you are ready to separate from your spouse:
Do consult an experienced and competent family law attorney to determine how best to handle your particular situation. Doing things right at the outset can save you headaches and heartaches later. Be sure you find an attorney who you are comfortable with.
Do consider the impact of your activities on your case and on your future. This is one of the most important services and pieces of advice a lawyer should provide for you.
Do find out how to protect your assets.
Do follow your attorney’s advice. Your case will go much smoother if you can trust your attorney and your attorney can trust that the advice they are giving you is being followed. Surprises in court are not a good thing.
Do figure out your financial arrangements for the next few months. Having a plan and having some extra savings will make the initial period much less stressful.
Don’t ignore a complaint. If you are being sued for divorce, take action. Get a lawyer, go to your court dates; otherwise you could lose in a number of situations,
Don’t ignore time sensitive parts of the process. Get paperwork to your lawyer and the court on time, be prompt for meetings and don’t skip important appearances in the courts.
Don’t miss filing deadlines on paperwork.
Don’t rely on third hand advice about how someone else’s divorce was handled. Your life, your children and your case is not theirs. Each case is different, regardless of what the internet says.
These are a few of the ideas presented in the article on our website. See http://www.mcneil-law.com/?p=1964
for the full text.