The 4 Mistakes that Can Derail Your Texas Divorce
If you are facing a Texas divorce, it is perfectly normal to be confused about how best to proceed. Nevertheless, there are four things that you should never do, and understanding them upfront can help ensure that you are on the right path. If you have come to the difficult decision that you need to move forward with a divorce, consult with an experienced Central Texas divorce attorney today.
Avoiding Major Divorce Mistakes
There are four major divorce mistakes that you should assiduously avoid:
Ignoring the Issue
If a divorce is on the horizon, ignoring the issue is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. Divorce is complicated, and while the divorce process may seem interminable, things are likely to move more quickly than you realize. Ignoring your divorce will not make it go away, and the best mechanism for protecting your rights throughout is to work with a knowledgeable Central Texas divorce attorney from the outset.
Hiding Pertinent Personal Information from Your Divorce Lawyer
It is important to recognize that your divorce attorney is on your side. Hiding things from your lawyer is bound to work against you in the end. You are not expected to be perfect, and there is no shame in having personal baggage. Your attorney cannot protect you if he or she does not have all the pertinent details. If you have financial issues, a criminal history, parenting issues, a history of substance abuse, a history of adultery, and/or a history of mental or physical illness, it is imperative that you share this information with your divorce attorney. If you do not feel comfortable doing so, you probably need a new attorney.
Hiding or Disposing of Assets
Hiding or surreptitiously dumping assets during a divorce is not only unethical but is also against the law. If discovered doing so, the offending party can face serious penalties. If either of you suspects the other of hiding assets, a forensic accountant (and his or her attendant expense) will likely be necessary. It is always in your best interest to be transparent about your assets and to ask the court for a “just and right” division of those assets.
Using Social Media as a Sounding Board
It is important to recognize that what you post on social media – whether you are going through a divorce or not – never truly disappears. Do not use social media as for anything untoward. Before posting, always ask yourself if you would want the judge in your case to see your post and let that be your guide. Remember, too, that a picture says a thousand words. Proceed with caution.
Avoid Common Divorce Pitfalls by Consulting with an Experienced Central Texas Divorce Attorney Today
The experienced legal team at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Central Texas is dedicated to helping you feel comfortable throughout the divorce process. Our skilled divorce lawyers are here to help, so please contact or call us at (254) 220-4225 today.