Las Vegas Divorce Attorney
We think of divorce as a life transition. Instead of focusing on the negative aspects, we help to reduce your stress and anxiety by painting a picture of what your new life can be, and we create a plan to help get you there. Our divorce attorneys know that this is not a decision you have made lightly, and that there is a lot at stake for you, your spouse, and your children. Our family law attorneys take your case personally.
Advice for Handling the Divorce Process
If you are unhappy in your relationship, are considering divorce, or your spouse has mentioned the possibility of divorce, then there are a few things you can do to make your life transition go more smoothly.
Remain calm. Just as a police officer warns you, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Acting out of anger or fear can often cause you to say things that you did not intend to say, which can have negative impacts on how the court views you. Don’t give them any reason to side with your spouse. Our divorce lawyers understand how stressful family law matters can be. We help reduce stress by working with you to develop a plan for your future, so you can focus on what your new life will be.
Try not to take on any new debt. You want to show the courts that you are responsible with your money, and that you have not tried to conceal any income from the courts or your spouse. Never take on debt simply to get back at your spouse, assuming that the debt will be paid before assets are divided during divorce proceedings. That is not always the case, and you could end up with the debt and a reduced settlement as well.
Reconsider before relocating, especially with children. If you are considering leaving your spouse, then we recommend speaking with a divorce attorney prior to relocation, especially if you plan to take your children with you, for two reasons. First, you do not want to give the impression that you intend to deny your spouse access to your children after divorce. This action can impact your ability to obtain custody during your divorce and child custody hearings. Second, different states have different divorce laws, so relocating may not be the best option for you. Often, you must have resided in a state for 6+ months before you can file for divorce in that state. Relocating may mean having to travel long distances to attend hearings. Your divorce attorney can help you to determine which venue would be most favorable for your specific case.
Don’t sign anything. Most people do not read these types of documents carefully before signing, relying only on what they have been told is contained in them. A single sentence can have a huge impact on how an agreement impacts your life. Before signing any sort of agreement or document, speak with your divorce attorney. Your family lawyer is skilled at interpretation and nuance of contracts and agreements, and can keep you from making a potentially devastating mistake.
Hire an experienced divorce lawyer. Yes, you can get a divorce without an attorney, but that doesn’t mean that you should. You can also set your own broken leg, but you probably wouldn’t do that yourself, either. It is painful and complicated, and if you don’t do it right, there can be major long-term consequences. Obtaining the best possible outcome requires working with a skilled professional, in either situation. An experienced divorce lawyer is creative, resourceful, and has a unique perspective on family law that can be a huge benefit to you.
Free Consultation with a Skilled Divorce Attorney
Our Las Vegas Divorce Attorneys take your case personally. We believe that you deserve a chance at a new, fulfilling life, and will do what it takes to obtain it for you.
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