Have you been having arguments with your spouse lately? Are these arguments so intense that you think breaking up might be the only answer? Divorce may be the ultimate solution to your marital problems, but before you dive into it, there are some things you should know.
Before You Get Divorced, Here Are the Four Things You Need to Know
- Don’t Hide Assets– Your spouse is going to be due their fair share of your marital assets. That includes retirement accounts, property, and investments. Any clever idea you have about hiding some of those assets needs to be put out of your mind. If you are discovered, even if it’s years after your divorce has been finalized, you will have to pay a steep price for that fraud and it’s just not worth it.
- Being Vindictive Costs Money– Arguing about who gets that TV, or who gets the car, or who gets Grandma Nelly’s knitting needles is just going to drag out your divorce. And the longer your divorce lasts, the more you are going to have to pay that attorney.
- Bury the Hatchet– Most likely, one of the main reasons you are getting a divorce is because you can’t see eye-to-eye with your spouse. However, if you let that problem linger, then don’t be surprised if your divorce becomes a nightmare. Proper communication with your soon-to-be ex-spouse will get things done faster, and save you grief in the long run.
- Your Lawyer Knows– That lawyer you hired, they spent several years in law school, passed the bar exam, completed ethics training, and works on divorce cases every day. That kind of experience trumps the internet article you read, or the advice of a friend who’s been through a divorce. You hired a divorce attorney for a reason, so please hear them out.
From Julian, Crowder & Shuster—Texas divorce lawyers for Texas-sized marital problems.