There are many important things to consider and plan for before filing for a Carlsbad divorce. Pre-planning and the development of step-by-step strategies will help to increase the likelihood of accomplishing your goals and objectives for the divorce. The experienced and proven Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq work with our clients to organize, plan and prepare for a divorce while developing strategies to help at each step along the way.
What are some of the things to consider and plan for before filing for a Carlsbad divorce? One of the most important strategies associated with planning for and working through a divorce is how to handle communications. This is especially true if you have children and intend to co-parent during and after the divorce.
The Judge in your case will carefully observe all actions and the communication of both parties throughout the process of your divorce. The manner with which your comport yourself during your divorce will go a long way to establishing your credibility and the likelihood of achieving the outcomes you seek.
Develop a strategy for all communications including:
- Social media posts
- Conversations in front of the children or other parties
Assume everything you write, say or leave in a voicemail will eventually become evidence in your case and read or listened to by the Judge. Don’t allow yourself to be drawn into an argument or harsh communications. If the temperature of an interaction starts to rise you need to simply put down the phone, walk away from the computer or personal interaction and wait until you are calm and collected to respond. Excessive behavior can even lead to significant legal or financial sanctions and in some cases risk restraining orders and/or jail time.
Another of the things to consider and plan for before filing for a Carlsbad divorce is organization. You will need access to all financial statements, credit card statements, retirement and pension accounts as well as business and personal tax returns for at least the previous 2 to 3 years. It is usually much easier to legally access and organize this information prior to the divorce. It may be illegal to access some information in your spouse’s name and it is important to seek the counsel of the Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq.
Building a network of support and a team to help with financial and tax planning are other important things to consider and plan for before filing for a Carlsbad divorce. The time you invest in these types of preparation will pay substantial dividends as you work through the divorce as well as in your life once your divorce is completed.