One of the keys to success is preparation. Whether you going to make a presentation at the office, take a test in school, deliver a performance on stage or on the playing field, preparation enables you to do your best and attain your goals.
Preparation is key in divorce as well. Those who face the end of their marriage can improve their odds of success in difficult disputes over child custody or property division by working with a family law attorney to anticipate problems and prepare solutions.
A recent news article laid out some of common divorce mistakes you can avoid by thinking ahead and preparing for negotiations and litigation.
The most common big mistake people make in divorce? Trying to tackle divorce without the advice and assistance of a family law attorney who knows and understands Fulton County’s courts, judges, procedures and etiquette.
You get essentially one chance at doing divorce the right way. A skilled and experienced attorney helps you to focus on the most important elements of your divorce, whether that is child custody, visitation rights, spousal support or property division.
Unfortunately, some people who are going through a divorce are not willing to sit down with their lawyer and discuss strategy and likely courtroom developments. “Trial is unknown territory for most people and learning what to expect is crucial. Practice, practice, practice,” said one attorney.
Other big mistakes easily avoided: walking into a hearing angry and being hostile with the judge or court personnel. The attorney quoted in the article points out that judges are people, too, and will react negatively to poor attitudes and impolite behavior.
If you want to protect your children, your assets and your future, talk over your priorities with an experienced family law attorney. Once your lawyer understands what you want most in your divorce, you can work together to achieve those goals.