The process of ending a marriage is often both stressful and complicated. To some degree, tension and anxiety is normal during this phase of one’s life and cannot be avoided. However, there are steps that Florida spouses can take to make the divorce process easier to manage. At the top of that list is taking an active role in keeping one’s divorce on track and allowing one’s attorney to focus on the divorce issues at play, rather than dealing with lesser tasks.
Your attorney is there to provide legal advice and guide the divorce process. He or she will need to review all of the documentation that comes into the file, and ensure that the negotiation process remains structured and productive. In order to achieve those goals, your attorney should not be burdened with tasks that are distracting or frivolous.
For example, each spouses should be sure to gather all of the information requested by their individual attorney, and to submit that information in a timely manner. One can help move the process along by getting and remaining organized as the divorce moves forward. It is also important to avoid engaging in excessive communication with your attorney over matters that are not pertinent to the legal process. An attorney is best put to use in the role of legal advisor, and is poorly suited to stand in as one’s therapist, financial advisor or parenting expert.
For those in Florida who are able to take this advice to heart, reaching a swift and favorable conclusion to the divorce process is an attainable goal. By allowing one’s attorney to focus on the divorce issues at hand, and not become distracted by lesser matters, spouses can get the most for their hard-earned money. To that end, organization and discipline are the keys to divorce success.
Source: The Huffington Post, “5 Things Your Divorce Attorney Wants To Tell You But Doesn’t“, Jason Levoy, Aug. 18, 2015