Going through a divorce is never an easy task. It involves a number of emotional and mental issues. As people that have gone through or going through a divorce will tell you, it is one process that can be as financially sapping for you as it is emotionally.
Most guys that are looking to get a divorce are often unaware of the legal complexities each and every one of their decision can cause for them. Here are a few divorce tips for guys going through or looking to go through a divorce.
· Before you move out, Think
Some guys are peace seekers; they want to ensure that they stay away from conflict. For that once the couples have decided to divorce, they can move out to avoid unnecessary fights with the other spouse. Yet, what they don’t realize is that, doing so leaves them at the mercy of their spouse in terms of visitation and child custody matters. Staying in the house can have pros and cons and unless you and your spouse agree on it before hand, never leave the house without consulting you lawyer.
· Go for variety
The most important person in your Orange County divorce case is your lawyer, therefore making the correct choice in that regard is important. You need to be careful as to the lawyer you choose to handle your divorce. For that it is best that you talk to at least a couple of lawyers before deciding on the best one for your case.
· Stay away from overly-aggressive lawyers
There are some lawyers in the profession that will try and play with your emotions selling you the idea of some sort of bias existing with regards to dads and guys in the family law system. They will tell you how the case will need to be aggressively run for you to have any chance of success. If you come across such lawyers make sure you stay well away from them. No such automatic bias exists in law.
· Make the child the centerpiece of your case
The perception is that men are not granted custody of the children, this is false. Whether you are granted custody or not depends largely on the importance being given to the child in that spouses divorce case. You need to make sure you that your child is made the center of your Orange County divorce case. This way you will highlight your willingness and commitment to the child in front of the court.
· Communicate with Your lawyer regularly
Your future is to be decided in your divorce case and hence it is your responsibility to stay up to date with all the happenings in court. Talk to your lawyer regularly and make sure you make it clear to them and you want to be kept updated with anything and everything going on in your case.
Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce and family law attorney and family law attorney located in Irvine, California, serving the Orange County and Riverside areas. Mr. Maggio assists clients with legal issues including divorce, legal separation, divorce mediation, child custody, prenuptial agreements, stepparent adoptions, and other family law issues. Mr. Maggio has practiced law in California since 1999, and founded The Maggio Law Firm in 2005, focusing exclusively on divorce and family law matters.