You have decided to move ahead with your divorce. There are many things that you must consider at this point in time; property, children and what will happen after the divorce is final. Seeking out the advice of an experienced Arizona Divorce Attorney can be critical to your success and to protect your rights. Many people enter into the divorce process with unrealistic expectations and without a clear plan. Here are the seven deadly sins to avoid when involved with a divorce trial in the state of Arizona
Not Attempting Reconciliation
The court will always look to see if every attempt at reconciliation was made when hearing your divorce trial. If you do not attempt to reconcile, your spouse can ask for your divorce to be sent to Conciliation Court which will put a mandatory 60 day suspension on the divorce proceedings. It is important that you attempt reconciliation before going to court and to document this process clearly.
Failing To Investigate
One of the worst things that can happen in a divorce is if you are not aware of all of the property, assets and debts that your spouse has accumulated. Make sure you hire an experience Arizona Divorce Attorney to help you investigate all of your existing marital property, bank accounts and outstanding debt that you might have.
One of the first things that will happen when you hire an Enholm Law, PLLC Arizona Divorce Attorney is that they will invite your spouse in for a meeting. This meeting is designed to attempt to resolve any outstanding issues that you might have that could be problematic with the court. Another reason for this meeting is for your Attorney to get to know your spouse before appearing in court to help identify the strong and weak points of their case. Mediation with a third party can often help resolve issues that would just slow down the process in the long run.
Not Letting Go
This is a hard one for some people. Once you reach the point of seeking divorce, you should be looking to the future and attempting to let go of the past. Sweating the small stuff like who gets the couch or the family pet could get in the way of the larger issues. Remember, you are dissolving a legal contract in a divorce and not using it to attempt to rehabilitate your spouse.
Not Following Through
If you have worked at reconciliation and mediation, the important thing now is to hold up your end of all agreements that you made. Take the focus off of whether or not your spouse is holding up their end and focus on tending to your own garden. One surefire way to get hurt during the divorce process is to not keep to all of the agreements that you made during the course of preparing for a trial.
Failing To Plan Ahead
Divorce is about ending one phase of your life and starting another. Keeping your eyes on the future is critical to yourself, as well as to any children that might be involved. Knowing your ability to be employable will help your Arizona Divorce Attorney know what to fight for in terms of Spousal Maintenance or Child Support. An Enholm Law, PLLC Arizona Divorce Attorney can help you make the connections you need with a financial planner and work out what you need in terms of insurance so you can be prepared for the next phase of your life.
Failing To Hire An Attorney
There is an old adage that says “A person who has himself as an attorney, has a fool for a client”. This was never more true than in the case of divorce. One of the reasons people hire an attorney is to remain separate from the personal issues involved with the case to insure that your best interests are being looked out for. Working with an Enholm Law, PLLC Arizona Divorce Attorney is your best possible chance to protect your rights and to look out for your best interests.
Contact us (602) 889-6273 to schedule your first free consultation meeting with an Enholm Law, PLLC Arizona Divorce Attorney today.