You’ve just come to the conclusion that your marriage isn’t working, and you have decided it’s time for a divorce. Now comes the tricky part; telling your spouse. There are a few things you may want to think about before jumping right into the conversation. When and where. Your spouse should be the first person you tell about the divorce. If you tell friends and family first, there is always that chance he or she will find out from one of them, which would start the divorce process off on the wrong foot. Decide if your partner will respond to [...]
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In addition to planning for a divorce emotionally, you’re going to want to take steps that will help you out legally during the divorce. Below are some legal steps you should consider: Where to file your paperwork. If you haven’t done so already, gather the documents you’re going to need for your attorney. You’re going to want to think about where you’re going to file for divorce as well. Hire an attorney. Research and find an attorney that you’re comfortable with. You may want to learn more about the divorce process, so you can understand what’s happening along the way. [...]
You or your spouse has just decided to file for divorce. It’s a tough time emotionally to know your marriage is going to end when you went into it thinking it was going to last forever. Below is a list of things you should consider at this stage: Consider your approach. If you haven’t already told your spouse, now is the time to figure out what you’re going to say and how you’re going to say it. It’s important to be calm and prepared in case tensions rise and the discussion gets heated. You may want and overnight bag prepared [...]
Divorce is hard enough emotionally, so it’s important not to make legal mistakes along the way. Here is a list of the top 10 legal mistakes people make during a divorce: Believing your spouse will be fair and cooperative. Having unrealistic expectations or demands of what you’ll gain from divorce. Not asking questions before signing a document. Withholding information from your attorney. Not checking facts or figures given to you by others or your attorney. Allowing emotion rather than logic to rule your legal decisions. Expecting the legal system to be fair and see things from your perspective. Allowing too [...]
Have you ever heard the saying, “What you say can and will be used against you in a court of law?” This goes for anything you post on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, or any other social media site. Arizona courts are now accepting social media posts as tangible evidence in civil and criminal cases. If you are in the middle of a divorce or fighting for custody of your children in Arizona and have pictures of you or posts about you doing something you shouldn’t be, it can be submitted to court as evidence where it will be used against you. [...]
Divorce can be a complicated messy business. People often forget to watch out for their own well-being and finances. Things get said and costly mistakes get made. Some of the most common mistakes people make during the divorce process include: 1) Keeping the house. If you’re financially capable of keeping the house you can. That’s the only real reason to keep it. If you can’t afford it, let it go. 2) Don’t use Social Media, texting, emails, or other technologies to name-call your ex-spouse. It may feel good to get some things off your chest, but the internet has a [...]
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