Three Simple Tips to a Successful Divorce
Chandler Divorce Attorney
You do not need to convince a Chandler Divorce Attorney that divorces can be a difficult process. We understand everything that goes into making the life changing decision to dissolve a marriage. However, divorce can be made easier by taking certain steps and by knowing what to do and what not to do. At Citadel Law Firm, we have the experience and expertise to help you accomplish an amicable divorce. Having said that, anyone going through a divorce should know these basic tips.
1. Know What YOU Want
There are a number of rules, statutes, and formulas for determining what each spouse in a divorce is and is not entitled to and how assets may be divided. Additionally, the Court may order spousal maintenance and decide parenting time and legal decision making. However, this is your process and it is your decision on whether to proceed to trial. Each person usually has their own unique list of the things that are most important to them.
Maybe it is critical you remain living in the family residence. Maybe you are particularly concerned about spousal maintenance reaching a certain dollar amount or have a primary focus of where your child or children go to school. No matter what, having a clear idea of what is important to you and what is least important to you will go on a long way in mitigating the pain of the process. Knowing what you want creates the foundation for a successful and hopefully painless resolution.
Part of knowing what you want is also communicating what you want. Both to your Chandler Divorce Attorney and most likely your former partner. If the people playing a role in the divorce do not know what is most important to you, then their actions will likely reflect it. Know what you want, be honest about it, and figure out what you’re willing to do to get there.
2. Prepare in Advance
Take a complete inventory of your finances. This means everything. Equity in your home, car, retirement accounts, investments, debts, bank accounts, and all of the other things that contribute to make up your financial portfolio. If losing it tomorrow would be a burden, then it is important enough to be considered as an asset which must be accounted for in the divorce. Losing track of our greater financial picture can lead to missing or unaccounted for assets, accusations of concealment or at the very least a longer, more arduous legal process. Preparation, attention to detail, and due diligence will make your divorce cheaper, quicker, and easier over the long haul.
3. Manage Expectations
This step can be the hardest, but it goes hand in hand with knowing what you want. When the stakes are this high it is easy to want the moon and the stars, and easy to believe you are entitled the moon, the stars, the sun and everything in between. The law is often written to ensure that even in the most contentiously litigated cases that neither spouse comes out the definite winner or definite loser. Judges and mediators will usually be looking to ensure that both spouses get something and neither spouse gets everything. This can be frustrating, especially since you know how your marriage operated better than any of the people who often decide how these important issues will be resolved. Luckily, properly managing expectations in advance can lead to completely avoiding litigation altogether. Rather than daydreaming about the perfect result, focus on the result that will lead to you being happy and healthy moving forward.
Talk to a Chandler Divorce Attorney today!
Divorce is a difficult process, and these three tips unfortunately don’t change that fact. However, setting distinct goals, preparing in advance, and managing expectations can ease the pain of divorce and provide the quickest path forward. There is light at the end of the tunnel, and this process can help you achieve your goals moving forward. If you want an experienced and driven group of professionals on your side during this process and an experienced Chandler Divorce Attorney, call 480-565-8020 or click here to schedule your free consultation today. Citadel Law Firm can help.