No matter how many divorces we handle, it’s still a top priority
to treat each case individually. There’s no cookie-cutter divorce
for guys or girls and that means there’s no cookie cutter advice,
but divorce tips for guys start with being aware of the overall legal
landscape of your divorce.
Think Before you Move Out!
Some guys really want to do anything they can to keep the peace and too
often they assume that moving out is the only way to do that. This could
be a bad move – leaving you at your spouse’s mercy regarding
visitation with the children and legal decision making (previously known
as child custody). If you can be reasonable and cooperative, then there’s
no reason you should move out. Before you make this type of decision,
consider the advantages and disadvantages in relation to both marital
finances and child custody/legal decision making. Sometimes it is best
for the higher income earner to stay in the house with their spouse –
discuss the details of your case with your lawyer.
Consult with a lawyer ASAP
Have a few consultations with a couple different experienced family law
attorneys so that you can gain a bit of perspective. Visiting with a few
different attorneys regarding your situation will help you distinguish
between lawyers who are there to sell you and those who are actually there
to help you.
Beware of Lawyers Selling You a Dad Bias
This is a huge tip for Dads in search of an Arizona divorce attorney. Be
very careful of lawyers who try to sell you on the bias against dads –
urging you to act quickly and be outrageously aggressive. They are appealing
to your illogical, emotional side for one reason only: to get you to retain them.
Don’t Go Cheap!
If you go cheap – you’ll get cheap. It’s a hard concept
to accept, but it’s also one of the most obvious tips you’ll
receive. Take the advice. You get what you pay for.
Communicate with Your Lawyer
Hiring a great divorce lawyer isn’t enough unless you keep the lines
of communication open. Stay in touch and communicate!
Keep The Kids at the Center of Your Attention
You’re going through a divorce so it can be difficult not to be a
little self-focused. But it’s very important that you remember to
keep your kids at the center of your world right now. Think about what
works for them. When it comes to child custody/legal decision making,
parenting time, visitation, etc. it’s all about what’s best for them.
Don’t Lie About Your Finances
One of the biggest pits a guy can dig when getting divorced in the one
that is created when you lie about your finances. It’s going to
be discovered and it’s going to look very, very bad. It can cast
you in a negative light across the board and hurt your case.
If you need additional help developing a strategy for your
divorce case, contact the
Arizona divorce attorneys at
Arizona Family Law Attorneys today.