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How can You Stay Pro-Active During a Divorce?

Nov 07, 2014


family_law_books.jpgDivorce is a hard process and it can get messy. However, it's important to stay pro-active during the process, even with an attorney on your side. You may feel protected because you have an attorney, but this won't protect your emotions. Here are a few things to do to stay pro-active during your divorce.

Learn your State's Divorce Laws

Understanding the divorce laws will help to protect you during the process. Just hiring an attorney can help, but you should still know what to expect during the process. A simple search online will help you find the divorce laws for your state.

Get Copies of Documents

As your attorney files documents on your behalf, request a copy for your records. This is important and will help you to see that your attorney has your best interest in mind. They should give you a copy of any correspondence with the opposing attorney and any other communications.

Know your Court Clerk

Since a divorce takes time, it's a good idea to check for activity once or twice a month on your case. Know your case number and check to make sure nothing has been lost or not filed that was supposed to. This can help you avoid delays throughout the process.

Understand the Process

You should also take time to research, ask questions and find out the steps to getting a divorce. Understanding the process will make it easier for you to go through the process without surprises.

Make sure you stay pro-active during a divorce. You will want to know the laws, the process and stay on top of everything to avoid delays and more money spent than necessary. Of course, if you have any questions, your divorce attorney should be able to provide answers for you.



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