Going through a divorce for women can be difficult, and it is important to have some guidance in terms of what to do. Here are a few tips they need to keep in mind when going through a divorce.
· If you go cheap, you will get cheap
The role of lawyer in a divorce is integral. They are the ones that will act as your voice and savior in court, defending you and putting your point of view in front of the judge. While it may be tempting to save some cash and hire a “cheap” Orange County divorce lawyer, you will get what you pay for.
· Ask the lawyer to give you a budget and a strategy for success
The budget is actually the expected cost that your divorce case would cost you. While no lawyer may be able to tell you exactly how much your divorce may cost you, they can give you a fair estimate based on what you may want to do in your case, but the bigger unknown that can have a huge impact on your case is what your spouse is going to do. Therefore, having a strategy as to how they will go about the case is important.
· Either settle or move to trial
There are a plethora of differences between wine and a divorce and one of them is that they don’t get better with age. There are many cases in the family court system that have been going for years now and are still nowhere near a decision. Cases can sometimes run on a snail’s pace by either party’s lawyer.
This means that your life and your ability to move on are on hold with no end on the horizon, which is not good for you emotionally and financially. If you think your case is going around in circles, talk to your lawyer and look to settle the case with your spouse, instead of having the case linger indefinitely.
· Don’t lie about your finances
The courts look down on people that lie in court. Divorce cases are critical and even the slightest of bad repute could work against in a number of divorce related matters because it directly affects credibility. The most critical matters are related to finances and the court expects you to be truthful in this regard.
Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce and family law lawyer 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.