Is it Possible to Get a Good Divorce?
With almost one out of every two marriages ending in divorce, and with the horror stories we hear about how terrible divorce can be, the question for the day becomes, “Is there a good way to get through a divorce and make it easier and less expensive?” Can you get a good divorce?
The answer is Yes! There is no magic wand, but the right information can give the control back to you, where it belongs, and make your divorce smoother, less expensive, and less stressful than it otherwise would be.
Start with the best information. Since people are emotionally upset and scared, they usually start their divorces without knowing what the rules are, where they are going, or how they will get there. Don’t do that. Take time to educate yourself on your options and the processes. It will pay off for you.
The worst thing you can do is go to a lawyer without any information or understanding and just ask for a divorce. How do you know what to ask? How do you know if you’re going to a good lawyer, or the right kind of lawyer? When you go to a lawyer without being informed or prepared, how can you evaluate the information you are given?
Think what would happen if you go see your lawyer with good information and feeling well-prepared. First, you would know how to choose the right lawyer for you. You would not have to ask so many questions and would be able to tell the lawyer how you would like to proceed with your divorce.
The only way to protect yourself and get the kind of results you want is to be fully informed and prepared before you begin. You must be in charge of your own case as much as possible. You know what is best for you and your family. Taking control doesn’t mean you can’t get good advice, but it does mean that you take responsibility for knowing what is going on with your case and making your own decisions.
You are an active participant in your divorce, not a passive observer. The lawyer is not a “hired gun” or your “mouthpiece.” You are in control of your case. That’s healthy and that’s what will work best for you as you work to get a good divorce for you and your family.
Lynchburg Family Lawyer Marcy Jones believes in educating her clients in the issues they face as part of a divorce. That’s where her many years of experience help her clients — she can explain the impact of decisions right now and the likely impact five or ten years from now. Call Marcy at 434-845-2463 today or send her a message using the contact form.