Regardless of how you look at it, filing for divorce is never easy. Some even say that no one is a winner in a divorce case. Unfortunately, things happen all the time that cause one party to file for divorce. Whatever the reason, there comes a time when one party says enough and decides to part ways. If you are in the middle of a nasty divorce proceeding, here are a few tips you can use to try and make the best of your case.
Stay in the marital home.
Oftentimes, people going through a divorce end up leaving the marital home. This is one of the worst mistakes you can make. By leaving the home, the court could end up saying that you gave possession of the property to your ex. Don't abandon the property, especially if you want to retain possession when the divorce is said and done. If you have children in the home, it is far better for them to have both parents there during this stressful time than it is to have one leave the home.
Make sure your assets are protected.
Many spouses end up trying to hide a bunch of assets, rack up a ton of debt on joint credit cards, spend frivolously and a whole host of other things. The best thing you can do when going through a divorce proceeding is to inventory all of your assets. Collect financial papers that can help determine what assets are yours to make sure everything is fairly reported. Gather such things as income tax returns, loan papers, credit card bills and bank statements. The more you have the better it will be.
Plan on what you say being used in court.
If you have a disagreement with your ex, the words you say could end up coming back at you in court. Texts, voicemails, emails and social media posts can all be brought to the judge's attention. Avoid talking negatively about the other party, especially when the children are present. As hard as it might be not to say anything about the other party, it is in your best interest not to do so. If it isn't something you are comfortable with the judge reading or hearing, don't say it.
By accounting for the things above, you can make sure you don't put yourself in a bad situation. Always discuss any questions or concerns you have with your attorney, one like Eschbacher Law, beforehand.Share