What You Should Know About Divorce Litigation
There are many ways in which to get divorced. You and your soon-to-be ex can sit and make a list of all your assets, split everything up, and sign a piece of paper that’s filed with a judge. Unfortunately, nine out of ten times that’s not likely to happen. When it comes to divorce, the traditional route is often followed, which involves divorce litigation.
Here are some things that might help you prepare for divorce litigation.
Litigation Takes Time
If you want a quick solution to deal with your divorce, this is not the way to go. Litigation can take
months, even years, often times with frustrating results and always with high lawyer fees.
Whether it’s anger, the countless attorney bills, or just the hope of getting everything over with, this tedious process tends to take its toll. Even worse, your children are ultimately affected by this stressful time, which is the last thing any parent wants.
Litigation Can Get Stressful
Divorce litigation can be exhausting, and can take so much out of a person. Sometimes, you might feel so depressed, you cannot even convince yourself to get out of bed. If something happens in court, perhaps you get an unfavourable ruling, or you get a high lawyer bill in the mail, you are allowed to engage in a self-pity party, but after that, it’s time to regroup, and keep living your life.
Litigation Can Bring out the Worst in People
We have all seen it on television. Soon-to-be divorced couples shouting statements about how they have the best case or how the other one doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The best thing you can do if you’re put in this situation, is nothing.
Let these meaningless comments roll off you and pretend you didn’t hear them. Instead, listen to your attorney, and to your gut.
Suck Up Your Pride
If you think you can call your ex and settle things yourself, go for it. Who cares about your pride, anger, and the past? The best thing you can do with your divorce is be smart about it.
Divorce should not be seen as a way to get back at your soon-to-be ex. Instead, see it as closing a chapter in your life, in order to create your fresh start.
Trust Your Gut
This applies to both your divorce litigation process and your attorneys. If you don’t feel that litigation is working, take steps to change the process. It’s never too late to try and settle.
There are certain cases where there’s just no reasoning with one or both of the parties, and it’s a lost cause. But, if your gut is telling you that litigation isn’t the way to go, then tell your attorney.
Whichever route you choose to take, we are the perfect law firm to offer you our expertise and help you through your divorce every step of the way. Specialising in divorce litigation, divorce mediation, and applications to the children’s court, we believe that you don’t have to spend thousands in order to get the fresh start you deserve. Call us today to find out more about our legal services.