Ask a Divorce Attorney: How NOT To Prolong Your CA Divorce

divorce lawyersMost of the time, resolving a divorce as expediently as possible is to everyone’s benefit. There are less costs involved, less potential for emotional fall out and drama, and it allows everyone to move on with the next chapter of their lives. 

At R & S Law Group, LLP, we understand how important it is for a California divorce to move forward as smoothly as possible, and leverage our expertise to help our clients with divorce matters of any kind. For today’s post, we’re sharing tips to keep in mind as you seek to keep your divorce proceedings as short as possible. 

Listen to What Your Attorney Has to Say

This might sound obvious but many people will consult with an attorney, then proceed to ignore or misinterpret the advice. For starters, a skilled attorney will help you strategize your approach and allow you to understand potential outcomes, but any lawyer worth their salt understands that specific outcomes are not always guaranteed. Make sure you’re fully understanding what your attorney is telling you, ask questions as needed, and consider a second opinion if you have any doubts.

Be Wary of Advice From Other Sources

As a counterpoint to the previous suggestion, be careful about the unsolicited advice you’re sure to get from friends, co-workers, and anyone else who might hear about your divorce. People love to dish out advice or gossip based on their personal experiences and opinions, but remember that they don’t have all the facts or answers when it comes to your divorce. Stick to qualified legal counsel for all things relating to family law in CA unless you want to risk a misstep that could further lengthen the duration of your divorce.

Keep Your Emotions in Check and Focus on a Logical Analysis

While it can be difficult to maintain a cool head during such a difficult time, it’s critical that you don’t let your emotions run wild and take charge of your decision-making process. Take time to assess your situation, weigh your options, talk to your attorney, and be deliberate as you move forward. We’ve seen it time and time again: an emotion-fueled mistake could come back to haunt you in the form of a longer or more complicated divorce.

Work with the Ex to Promote the Best Interests of the Child

Custody issues and other disagreements involving the children are some of the most complicated topics to navigate during a CA divorce. One tip that can help is ensuring that you and the ex are solely focusing on the best interests of the child. This can help you both work together to come up with a plan that works regardless of other potential arguments and disagreements

Learn more about this and other family law matters in CA! Call us at (949) 825-5245 today to schedule a free initial consultation.