There is rarely a clear winner in divorce proceedings. One spouse may get more time with the children while requiring financial assistance to support them. Or one spouse keeps the house and the other relocates. Either way, it’s not necessarily important who the winner or loser is. Winning in divorce isn’t about getting everything you want. A successful divorce is about getting the best settlement that your divorce lawyer can negotiate on your behalf.
There are steps that you and your divorce lawyer can take to ensure that you’re setting yourself up for success in your divorce case and making sure that your best interests are represented before the court.
Take care of yourself and keep a level head
Divorce is life-changing and stressful. To get through the process and into your new life, you need to put your best self forward. You can do this by keeping a level head while dealing with the emotionally charged divorce issues.
Consider those impacted and be willing to reach the best overall outcome
If children are involved in your divorce case, the stakes are higher. Every move you make during the process can impact child custody and support. A spouse who insists on making negotiations difficult isn’t putting themselves in a position to win. By pushing emotional and legal boundaries, he/she is making a good outcome less likely. Consider the judge’s role in determining the child’s best interests. The more that you work with your lawyer, the court, and even your spouse during negotiation or trial, your chances significantly improve for reaching a suitable outcome for everyone involved.
Be open to counsel to create the best legal strategy
It is important to be open to advice from your attorney, even when it is not exactly what you want to hear. Your attorney is your advocate and can give the best guidance on the outcome of any situation. Reaching a final divorce settlement takes a solid legal strategy. There are cases where this requires taking a strong position at the negotiating table or going to trial.
By working with your attorney and being open to their counsel to build a strong legal strategy, you put yourself in a position for a more successful divorce outcome.
Having the right divorce lawyer on your side makes all the difference when it comes to protecting your interests and handling divorce issues. Contact Sauls Law Group or call us at (770) 212-9168 for a consultation today.