Before filing for divorce what should I do?
Upland Family Law Specialist. Before filing for divorce in the Upland, Ontario, La Verne, Montclair or Rancho Cucamonga areas you should call the Upland Family Law Specialist at the Law Offices of Marc Grossman for a free consultation. Our dedicated family law specialists will listen to your concerns and provide you with clear and concise steps that you can take to protect your rights prior to filing for divorce.
Consulting with an Upland family law specialist before filing for divorce will help to insure the best possible outcome for you. Before filing for divorce, it is a good idea to locate important papers like tax returns, deeds, pension and 401k statements and other similar documents that may be difficult to obtain after filing for divorce. You should also consider things like living arrangements, child custody and child support so that the process is less difficult. There is much more to consider before filing for divorce but our family law specialists will explain it all to you and provide you with specific helpful advice for your particular situation.
“Our family law specialist will not charge you for an initial consultation. A free consultation before filing for divorce can save you thousands in attorneys fees later and may insure the best outcome for you.”
Perhaps the most important thing to consider before filing for divorce is the division of assets and finances. Before filing for divorce, it is a good idea to do an inventory of the personal property that is important to you, all real property that you and/or your spouse own and all financial accounts that you and/or your spouse have. Having this inventory in hand will save time and money later and it is just one more step you can take before filing for divorce to protect your rights.
Inventory Important Property
Generally speaking anything that you acquire during marriage is what is called community property. However, certain things like an inheritance specifically given to you and real or personal property that you had before your were married can be separate property that is not subject to division in a divorce. Knowing the difference between separate and community property before filing for divorce will help you avoid such property being mischaracterized. That is why before filing for divorce you should call the Upland family specialist at the Law Offices of Marc Grossman or use the contact form on this page for a free consultation. Our divorce experts will explain the specific differences between separate and community property in your case. You can also read the Separate and Community Property page here.
“Child custody and visitation can be the toughest part of a divorce case. Consulting with an Upland family law specialist before filing for divorce may save you from a lot of heartache and your kids from a lot of emotional trauma.”
Before Filing For Divorce Consider Child Custody
If child custody is going to be a problem, being a little proactive could produce a better outcome for you. Taking some time before filing for divorce to assemble police reports, medical bills, report cards and other reports, statements or records that may assist your attorney in advising you. It is vital to the wellbeing of your kids that you remain in communication with you and that you see them as frequently as possible. Often before filing for divorce one party will move out of the family home and the tensions will be so high that he/she will avoid seeing the kids to avoid seeing their spouse. Sometimes that would be the right thing to do if, for instance, you believe that your spouse may be violent or hostile in front of the kids. However, it is easy for your kids to feel as though you do not want to see them. Obviously this could create hurtful feeling between you and your children. In some cases, your spouse may even use the fact that you haven’t seen against you in court. In extreme cases, your spouse may even use your absence to influence the kids negatively against you.
If you are the one with the kids before filing for divorce, it is very important that you permit your spouse to see the children and spend time with them. This may mean that you need to let them spend overnight visitations at their new home. The law disfavors parents who refuse to allow the other parent meaningful contact and visitation with the kids. However, there are exceptions to every rule. If you know that your kids will be in danger, abused or mistreated by your spouse or by going to your spouse’s home, you should politely decline their request to take the kids and then contact a family law specialist at the Law Offices of Marc Grossman for advice on how to proceed. Just remember that your kids are not pawns in the divorce game and should not be used to punish your spouse.
Common Divorce Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Divorce is an emotional rollercoaster. White hot anger. Red hot passion. Cold blue sadness. Ugly green jealousy. These feelings and emotions go up and down more than a teeter totter in a preschool. When your head and heart are so full of conflicting emotions, it is easy to make costly mistakes. Say or do the wrong thing and you may end up needlessly delaying your divorce with costly court hearing or, worse yet, angering the judge with childish shenanigans. This is one huge advantage to having an Upland family law specialist from the Law Offices of Marc Grossman on your side. We know how to defuse tough situations. We take the time to counsel our clients and hopefully discourage counterproductive behavior. Obviously we cannot be there to talk you off from every ledge. So take a minute and watch this short video on how to avoid common divorce mistakes. Watch it now. Then, give us a call at 1-855-LOMG-911.
Why Hire The Law Offices of Marc Grossman?
While it may be possible for you to represent yourself in a divorce, it is never the best way to handle the situation. A family law expert knows how to preserve your rights, protect you from the crazy, vindictive spouse and maintain the relationship between you and your kids. If you have any assets at all, a family law specialist will help to insure that you get your share of the community property. However, the primary reason to hire a family law expert is that they know how to resolve your case without dragging it out for many months or years longer than necessary.
So, by protecting your rights, insuring a fair settlement and resolving your divorce as quickly as possible, a family law expert like the attorneys at the Law Offices of Marc Grossman will save you money and get you and your family on the road to healing fast.
Call or use the contact form on this page to request a FREE consultation from one of our family law experts at 1-855-LOMG-911.