Steps to Help You Get Ahead of Your Divorce
Divorces can be incredibly stressful affairs that are difficult on you and your children. However, the worst-case scenario for your divorce does not have to come to fruition. A little careful planning and preparation can help you mitigate the potential problems that could come your way in your divorce.
The following are a few examples of steps you can take:
- Keep a journal: Keep daily records of anything that happens related to your divorce. This could include everything you do with your children, what they do with their other parent, arguments that happen in the home, poor behavior by your spouse and anything else that could potentially influence your case.
- Gather evidence: Get as much proof as you can to back up the things you have written in your journal. You might consider looking for witnesses who can testify on your behalf or documenting noteworthy incidents with the police. You should also collect evidence of spending or unusual withdrawals from accounts.
- Maintain as positive a living environment: Not only will doing this help your children to continue to have at least a somewhat stable and normal life, but it will also reflect well on you as a parent in court.
- Consult an attorney: Find a divorce lawyer you feel comfortable with and who you know will represent your best interests. Keep communication with your attorney as confidential as possible. Your legal counsel can help you determine the best way to approach your divorce and how you can obtain the best possible outcome.
For further tips and guidance on how you can best prepare for an upcoming divorce, contact a knowledgeable Long Island family law attorney with Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.