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Inside tips from a divorce attorney

There are many assumptions that people make about divorce, thanks to the plethora of movies, television shows, and books about the topic. But if you are considering divorce, you may be wondering what an experienced divorce attorney can tell you the divorce process. What typically happens? Are there any standard trends or expected results? This post will go over some inside knowledge from a divorce lawyer.

One this divorce lawyers notice is that women tend to assume that since they give birth to the children, they get to dictate the terms of the divorce. Unfortunately, that may have been true before, but it isn't any longer. The courts overriding prerogative is to determine what is in the best interests of the child. More often than not, this means splitting the difference in the divorce to ensure both parents contribute to the upbringing of the child.

On the other side, divorce lawyers also notice that men tend to put off the important decisions and discussions. This ongoing procrastination contributes to the downfall of the marriage and adverse consequences during their divorce. A typical example is that in marriages in which the wife handles the financial matters, the man is less likely to familiarize himself with the family finances. It is critical that you are familiar with your financial history and status because it is up to you to keep the other side honest in a divorce.

Going through a divorce is difficult. As you can see above, you may not even know what to expect in a divorce. A lawyer can go over the basics of divorce, both the legal and emotional aspects of it. The end of a marriage is difficult to contemplate and identify the various issues. You don't need to go into a divorce blind, a lawyer can help you.

Source: Huffington Post, "10 Things I Learned As A Divorce Attorney," A. Rodriguez, December 6, 2016

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