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Ten Tips for Going Thru a Divorce

Posted by on May 17, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Ten Tips for Going Thru a Divorce

The following are some tips and best practices for working with your divorce or family law attorney. The following is NOT, nor is it meant to be legal advice. These are general guidelines that will give you a higher liklihood of reaching the best possible outcome with your family law case. If you have questions about your particular situation, it is always best to communicate directly with your family law attorney.

Always abide by all Court orders.

Make all payments of debts timely as ordered by the family law court.

If you are ordered to make spousal maintenance or child support payments, pay promptly as ordered. If you genuinely are unable to do so, advise your spouse and call your family law attorney immediately. Do not take it upon yourself to change the Family Court order.

If a change of circumstances occurs such as layoff, loss of job or a substantial reduction in pay, an accident, medical emergency, etc., advise your spouse and also contact your family law attorney as they must be informed of the problems in order to properly advise you.

Do not quarrel or argue with your spouse although constructive discussion of problems is healthy.

If you believe there is a chance for reconciliation or if there is an agreement between the two of you to attempt reconciliation, contact your attorney immediately so that he or she may secure a Court order suspending the divorce for a period of time up to 90 days. If the 90 days suspension is used, the divorce will either be dismissed or continued without prejudice to either party. Please note that a divorce may be dismissed at any time.

For a number of reasons, take care with whom you discuss marital problems other than your divorce attorney no matter how inquisitive they may be. Generally they will be without sufficient legal knowledge to properly advise you. Secondly, what you say may be misconstrued, get back to your spouse, and create more difficulties.

Be sure to advise your family law attorney and the Court of any address changes. Your attorney also needs to be aware of phone number changes or employment changes. When communicating with the Courthouse, use your case number.

If you have questions about your divorce, custody or modification process, write them down and call your family law attorney. Do not rely on advice from family or friends as only your attorney can give you sound legal advice.

Stay in close communication with your family lawyer as issues arise and things change. It is important that your lawyer be advised of things that may seem very personal, such as a pregnancy, new relationship or financial changes. While not always, these issues sometimes impact the process of the family law court, as well as the settlement of the marital issues.

These tips were compiled by the Neal Law Firm who handles Divorce and Famly law. We are serving the Blount County and North Alabama. If you have questions about your divorce or family law case, you should contact your attorney. If you are facing a divorce or family law issue and do not currently have legal representation, call Attorney Brandon Neal for a free initial consultation regarding your family law case in our offices in Oneonta, AL.


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Reply Cara Berman Pugh
6:22 PM on August 3, 2013 
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Reply BeckonsAttore
11:22 AM on August 29, 2013 
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Reply Shirley
2:25 PM on January 14, 2015 
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5:43 PM on June 20, 2016 
I didn't know that the divorce process could be suspended for 90 days. That's hopeful because it allows couples to get back together if they want to. My best friend's parents are getting divorced right now, but I'm hoping that they can work things out.
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8:10 AM on July 18, 2016 
Divorce, whether it was something you wanted or not, can leave you feeling sad, even hopeless. Guilt, anger, resentment, bitterness, a sense of betrayal, feelings of hatred even, all cloud your brain as you try to continue life as 'normal'. And if children are involved, a sense of aching guilt can pervade as you try to cope.

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Reply Danni Black
10:43 AM on November 10, 2016 
I really like your tip about not relying on the legal advice of family and friends. My sister is currently starting the whole divorce process with her husband and I think that getting help from an attorney would be much more helpful than anything I could say to her. If I were going through a divorce or separation, I would want to be working with someone that I could trust. It seems like taking the time to find the right lawyer is worth it in the long run.
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2:29 AM on December 17, 2016 
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Reply Ben Allen
12:26 PM on December 19, 2016 
I appreciate the tips on going through a divorce. I agree that it is important to ensure that you are cordial when going through a divorce and that hiring a lawyer can really be helpful in keeping things as objective as possible. My cousin is looking into possibly getting a divorce lawyer, I will be sure to share this information with him.
Reply Danni Black
2:49 PM on December 19, 2016 
I really like your tip about not arguing with your spouse while you are going through a divorce. I can see how that would be really hard on the family as a whole. My sister and her husband have decided to get a divorce after 10 years of marriage. I'll have to send her these tips to see if they can be helpful to her, thank you for sharing!
Reply JAY
3:15 PM on December 20, 2016 
A lot of people going through rough times will ask the question, ?How Can I Stop My Divorce?? There is no real catch all answer or solution to the question; each marriage and each person is different.
There are some mistakes that are very commonly made, however, and from these we can learn what needs to be done to win back a partner and avoid mistakes.
Great info!!
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