Some Information on Divorce from a Family Law Attorney, Part 1

You may be wondering about what inside knowledge a family law attorney may have on divorce rates and trends. Divorce is a complex topic that spans economic, sociological, familial, religious, and government areas. There are very few hard and fast rules to explain why someone does or does not get divorced. One attorney shared their insight, and their inside information is discussed below.

Women tend to take for granted that having children means they can control the terms of the divorce. Unfortunately, many women receive a rude awakening when courts try to treat both spouses somewhat during a divorce, even if children are involved. Gone are the days when the court would side with the mother. Instead, the court balances the interests of the parents against what is in the best interest of the child.

On the other side of the coin, men tend to procrastinate on important decisions. It seems a lot of marriages collapse because the male counterparts start to take their partners for granted and put off important discussions or decisions, which weighs down the marriage.

Furthermore, even when a divorce is finally filed, men, more so than women, tend to put off preparing for the divorce. A typical example is that another partner tends to know where the financial documents are and the male partner puts off learning about them.

If you are considering divorce, you should contact a family law lawyer for advice. As illustrated above, a lawyer can offer more than merely legal advice. Divorce attorneys are enmeshed in every aspect of a divorce, from the emotional issues inherent at the end of a marriage to the financial disputes. A lawyer can guide you through the entire process, not just the legal disputes. You don’t need to go through this alone; a lawyer can help.

Source:  Huffington Post, “10 Things I Learned As A Divorce Attorney,” A. Rodriguez, December 6, 2016

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