Divorce is difficult but you can obtain a better outcome by following these five simple steps.
1) Be as loving as possible with your spouse.
A good start can lead to a better outcome. This is divorce step one and it could determine the path of a what could be a very long road. Don’t be combative or rude. Be smart. You do not want to motivate your spouse to want to destroy you. Make caring, sensitive choices.
2) Get a good therapist.
Divorce is traumatic for almost everyone. Acknowledge this and take steps to help your heal emotional wounds. Everyone could benefit from seeking out the services of a professional.
3) Get a good attorney.
There are thousands of family law attorneys in Orange County. Pick one that is a good match for your divorce, one that is experienced in exactly what you are going through, comes highly recommended and clearly puts their client’s interests about all else.
4) Don’t hide assets.
As much as you may try, assets can be found. In this digital age, if you hide your assets it will likely come back to bit you. A judge will likely frown upon the attempt to mislead and may award your spouse with more.
5) Do everything you can to avoid going to court.
Easy to say, not so easy to do. Divorce is less painful — and probably much less expensive — if you can avoid court. Make this your mission!