Is there really a RIGHT way to go about a divorce? No matter what divorce is emotionally painful, there's no doubting that. HOWEVER, there are a TON of wrong ways to go about the divorce process. Our divorce lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few pointers on how NOT to handle your divorce, in this week's blog. If you're struggling to get through your divorce and need the advice from an experienced divorce attorney in Lake Ozark, call Gibbons Law Firm today. We can be reached at 573-348-2211.
Divorce: What You Should Absolutely NOT Do
GO INTO DEBT BY SPENDING MONEY WHEN YOU DON'T NEED TO BE.
Divorce can be an expensive time for the parties involved. You are typically going from two incomes down to supporting yourself (and your family) on your own. Any debt that is accrued while you are still married may be brought into the divorce process. Try to avoid racking up unnecessary debt while you are getting divorced.
LIE ABOUT ASSETS YOU HAVE.
Hiding assets is a bad idea. Once the lawyers/court/judge finds out about the asset, it is going to be involved in the division anyway. This can also make you look bad if you try to sneak away with unaccounted for assets. It's best to be upfront and honest during the entire divorce process.
BRING YOUR CHILDREN INTO THE DRAMA.
It's important to remember your divorce is between the two adults, not the kids. Try to limit talking about your split in front of the children, if you have any. This could end up driving a wedge between one parent and the kids. Try to stay as involved as possible in your kids' lives, as well. It can be a tough time for children as their parents split apart and they need as much love and support during this time as possible.
MAKE THINGS HARDER THAN THEY NEED TO BE BY FIGHTING.
While most divorces you hear about end up in a large dispute, it does not have to be that way. Matters can often be handled in a civil manner. This can actually help the process go much smoother and quicker. If both parties can decide on how to split property and time with kids (if there are children from the marriage), it does not have to be a drawn-out process.
You Can Get Through This!
Like we said, divorce is tough on anyone, we get that. That's why you deserve to have an experienced divorce attorney on your side throughout this difficult time. That's where we come in. Gibbons Law Firm can help you through this and make sure you are not being taken advantage of. Give us a call today at the number listed below. You can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements and legal tips.
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