If you’re considering divorce, have you fully thought about the potential circumstances and consequences? Divorce may seem like the easy way out — of a relationship — but have you thought everything through? At Simonetti & Associates, our divorce lawyer in Huntington can answer all of your legal questions and concerns. Before you file for a divorce, takes these factors into consideration.
Implications on family and children
You are divorcing your spouse, not your children, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any complications with the children. Do you have a mutual understanding with your spouse? To stop the divorce from taking an ugly turn, keep a friendly relationship with your spouse. Whatever the case may be, you don’t have to condone your spouse’s behavior, but simply let go of it. Especially if you want joint custody of your children. If you were to file for divorce, and it turned ugly, say you brought the case to court for a custody hearing, the court will rule in favor of the primary caretaker. If you come to a mutual agreement, the court may not be necessary — they will simply approve of the agreement.
The cost post-divorce
Not only will you be paying hundreds to thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees, but have you considered the cost of legal fees, separate households, and raising the children? You also have to remember you’re going to have to change your way of living since your income will be significantly lowered. “An average woman faces a 73% loss in her standard of living after divorce, while the average ex-husband is likely to enjoy a 42% boost in his standard of living,” according to statistics in The Divorce Revolution by Lenore Weitzman. This is not to say all women will face a lower standard of living.
If you do decide to move forward with the divorce after considering all the potential circumstances, remain honest with not only our divorce lawyer in Huntington but also with your spouse. You must provide your attorney with all the key facts so she/he can analyze the case properly. If you hide something from your attorney, the odds of a potential reveal of whatever you’re hiding is substantially high, thus, potentially harming your case. The same applies to your spouse. In the state of California, divorcing spouses must disclose all information regarding income, expenses, assets, and debts. I.e. A wife filed for divorce and did not disclose the fact that she won $1.5 million in the California Lottery. When the husband found out, he informed the judge who then awarded all — not half — of the winnings to the husband, according to Lina Guillen, attorney.
Divorce may seem like the only way out, but sometimes, you may be able to work through your problems with counseling. In the case that your issues are beyond counseling, contact our divorce lawyer in Huntington, and set up an appointment.