Divorces are stressful, unpleasant, and affect every aspect of your life. Whether you are ending a marriage amicably or are involved in a highly contested divorce, it is important to maintain some perspective. How you approach the divorce will impact your experience and the ultimate result. Here are some MA divorce tips to consider.
Select Your Attorney Carefully
Your divorce attorney is your most important advocate. He or she should take the time to educate you about the law and provide you with valuable guidance and support to make the best decisions and with also be your voice throughout the process. Select an experienced family and divorce law attorney. Be sure interview that prospective attorney and select someone that you feel most comfortable with. The divorce process is difficult enough to begin with, your relationship with your attorney should alleviate that stress and not add to it. Ultimately, follow your instincts when making your final selection.
Be Reasonable & Fair
During a divorce, it can be difficult to remain reasonable and fair. Emotions are high and you probably don’t want to compromise on very many issues. However, keep in mind that your unreasonableness may end up hurting you in the end. Digging in your heels only leads your ex-spouse to dig in his/hers which complicates matters, adds time to the decision making process adds time and costs you added legal fees and costs all of which do not benefit you and increases the stress level of the process.
Don’t Publicize Your Business
It’s extremely tempting to vent and bad mouth your spouse to your friends and on social media. This can back fire in a big way. Avoid giving your spouse information that can be used against you and/or that can reflect badly on your character.
Additional MA Divorce Tips
The most important tips that your attorney can give you are specific to your individual situation. Select a MA divorce attorney early in the process so that he/she can provide critical advice and guidance and help you avoid critical mistakes.
Contact Attorney John Martino with the Martino Law Group today for a free phone consultation to answer many of your legal questions and gain additional valuable tips on a MA divorce.