Avoiding biggest mistakes in divorce

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During the divorce process, people are already stressed. It is not uncommon to make mistakes under such stress which can detrimental to one’s interest in divorce case. This presentation highlights some of such mistakes and ways to avoid them. for more details Call us at 203-403-6659, 866-463-5144 or Email us at gcapodilupo@ridgefieldattorney.com and visit at:http://www.ridgefieldattorney.com

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Avoiding biggest mistakes in divorce

  1. 1. www.ridgefieldattorney.comAvoiding biggest mistakesinDivorcePhone: 203-403-6659Toll Free: 866-463-5144Fax: 203-431-2189E-mail: gcapodilupo@ridgefieldattorney.com
  2. 2. During the divorce process, people are already stressed. It is not uncommonto make mistakes under such stress which can detrimental to one’s interestin divorce case. This presentation highlights some of such mistakes andways to avoid them.
  3. 3. Why it is a mistake? How to avoid them?Ignoring alternatives to fighting in court Team mediation, andcollaborative law areexcellent, lower cost,private alternatives tolitigation. In the trial, thearguments can benasty and lead towashing dirty linen inthe public. Research your optionsbefore you see adivorce lawyer. Take informeddecision.
  4. 4. Why it is a mistake? How to avoid them?Running straight to a divorce lawyer when you aremad It is difficult to berational when you areemotional and angry. In a state of seethinganger, you may agreeto pay a large retainerto a divorce lawyer, inorder to get out ofmarriage at any cost. Take time to decide. Wait to make majordecisions like howyou choose to divorceuntil you are calm andthinking clearly.
  5. 5. Why it is a mistake? How to avoid them?Hiring the divorce lawyer who tells you everythingyou want to hear They are tall claims,just to solicit you. Beware of any lawyerwho says– You are right andyour spouse iswrong.– I can fix everything.– I can get youeverything youwant. Choose a lawyer whotalks to you realisticallyabout all your options. He should say what lawsays, and what isreasonable to expect inyour case. He should not makestatements and tallclaims to impress you.
  6. 6. Why it is a mistake? How to avoid them?Using your lawyer as your mouthpiece Talking throughlawyers. It is expensive andmessage oftenmiscommunicated ormisinterpretedcausing more trouble. Before seeing a divorcelawyer , talk to yourspouse and try to reach atagreement in the areas ofless contention. If you can’t talk to yourspouse, try using amediator – a commonfriend, relative orsomeone you both trust.
  7. 7. Why it is a mistake? How to avoid them?Demanding everything and offer nothing Fear can cause people indivorce to demand things. More spousal maintenancethan reasonable Sole custody of a childwhen both are fit parents. Making unreasonabledemands may make yourdivorce nastier andprotracted. State your needs interms of interests, notdemands. Tell your spouse whywhat you want isimportant to you. Be reasonable andrealistic.
  8. 8. Why it is a mistake? How to avoid them?Making a public spectacle of your spouse Characterassassination of yourspouse in the courtlowers dignity of bothof you. If you have children,they need both of youto take care of themand be as their rolemodels. Use divorcemediation orcollaborative lawwhich are confidentialprocesses, to dealwith such issues.
  9. 9. Why it is a mistake? How to avoid them?Stop seeing your therapist or pastor Stress can be devastatingfor your physical andmental health. Many divorcing spousesreport is they no longerhave a close adult to talkto everyday and feelslonely and insecure. Find a therapist, pastor, orsupport group to help getyou through. A therapist, pastor, orsupport group providechannels to deal with thosestressful and lonely times.
  10. 10. ContactDivorce AttorneyGiustino Capodilupo100 Danbury Road, Suite 101Ridgefield, CT 06877Phone: 203-403-6659Toll Free: 866-463-5144Fax: 203-431-2189

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