What You Should Avoid During a Divorce
If you’re going through a divorce, you might be getting a lot of advice about what you need to do from a lot of different people. What you might not hear quite as much about, though, are those things that you need to avoid. According to the Sarasota divorce attorney at the Law Offices of Matthew Z. Martell, P.A., there are definitely some things that you’ll want to stay as far away from as possible.
First and foremost, you’ll want to avoid any kind of action that might make the court look unkindly on you. Now is not the time to pick fights with your spouse, even if those fights are important to you. Likewise, you might not want to start a social media campaign that paints either of you in an unfavorable light. In fact, now is the time to really clean up and clamp down on your Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram posts because you may later find yourself having to explain embarrassing old posts in court. The more you can leave your ex to his or her own devices, the better your chances of a favorable decision.
It’s also important that you don’t rush forward by trying to handle the entire divorce on your own. Yes, you might feel like this is an amicable process, but you still need to make sure that you are protected going forward. There is never a guarantee that your ex will act in your best interests, so you need to do what you can to ensure at least a minimal level of protection. For most, this means working with an attorney to protect yourself. Just like you probably would not try to do knee surgery on yourself, it is probably not a very good idea to conduct your own divorce trial.
If you are going through a divorce, you’ll need to try to avoid conflict and rushing through the process. Always make sure that you’re willing to work with your Sarasota divorce attorneys to ensure that your divorce proceedings really do protect your future. If you are going through a divorce, or you are considering one, make sure to contact Sarasota divorce attorney Matthew Z. Martell at the Law Offices of Matthew Z. Martell, P.A. in order to get the legal advice and the legal representation that you deserve. Call us at (941) 556-7020 today and schedule a 30-minute free initial phone consultation to talk to Attorney Matthew Martell about your divorce.