The outcome of divorce and custody cases isn’t just dependent on your attorney or the judge. Believe it or not, your attitude and decisions during the whole process are going to affect how it all works out in the end. You have a lot of control over your own success, [01:45] and the divorce attorney is there to guide you along the way in terms of the legal implications and ramifications of your situation.
Leigh Sellers dives into five things that you can do to screw up your divorce case and have things end up against your favor. Lying to your attorney [02:38] and then denying it once you get caught – because your legal team will find out eventually – [04:37] are some of the actions that aren’t going to sit well during the proceedings. Additionally, being unresponsive and not participative is going to make it hard for your attorney to advocate for you in the hearings. So, you have to show up and take the initiative.
Being a vindictive spouse or parent who does not care for the welfare of the child/children involved [10:41] and trying to manipulate the financial situation [15:08] is not going to help you give the outcome that you want in the proceedings. Trying to get around the law is only going to make things worse.
The key to making the best out of an unfavorable situation, such as a divorce case, is to put your complete trust in the judicial system, your legal team, and the judge handling your case. That means being completely honest and upfront with any facts that your attorney needs and listening to their legal advice. Attorneys, in particular, are skilled enough to try and make a winning outcome for their clients, so you should trust that they know what they’re doing.
The insights and views presented in “Welcome to Splitsville” are for general information purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. Nor does tuning in to this podcast constitute an attorney-client relationship of any kind. If you’re ready for compassionate and reliable legal guidance on your journey through divorce, contact Leigh Sellers and her team at http://www.TouchstoneFamilyLaw.com