There is no surefire way to know what will happen in your divorce. Sometimes even the best laid plans get unraveled by an unexpected complication. However, this is no reason to not prepare at all for the path ahead of you.
Start out by reviewing a few helpful divorce hints and tips every divorcee can use:
- Center on your children: Family law courts will always rule in a way that protects or upholds the best interests of any children of the divorcing couple. To make things simpler for yourself, follow this same rule and line of thinking yourself. If you are thinking of proposing something in your divorce decree that puts your child at some sort of disadvantage, think twice. The court will probably challenge it, potentially making that decision for you.
- Conceding is not always a bad thing: Entertainment media usually depicts divorces as big heated battles where no one will back down from what they want. While this is certainly a possibility, you have the power to help avoid such a contentious outcome, mainly by being willing to concede on certain factors of your divorce. If you only put up a fight on the absolute most important aspects of divorce, then the process will take less time and cost less money.
- Take notes: Remember that a divorce is a legal process that can hinge on little details and what can be proven in the courtroom. Keep your records straight and organized for quick reference, and get copies of any important paperwork, such as proofs of income. Use email communications when possible to create a digital record of what you are saying to one another.
- Ask for help: At some point, you are probably going to run into a complication that you do not fully understand, not out of a lack of effort but out of a lack of legal training. Do not jeopardize your entire divorce process by trying to move forward alone. You should only proceed once you have a trusted divorce lawyer there to help you.
Ami L. DiLorenzo, P.A. and our Ocala divorce attorneys are here to step in as soon as you need us. For years, we have proudly acted as trusted legal guides for divorcing couples all throughout the region. We would be happy to provide you with the same high caliber of service we have shown them. All you need to do is call (352) 437-2200 and request a free initial consultation today. We look forward to hearing from you.