Scariest Divorce Issues
Are you dealing with the scariest divorce issues? Please give this a read and then call our Buffalo lawyer today to set up a free consultation.
Scariest Divorce Issues | Going to Court
Most divorcing spouses manage to settle the terms of their divorce in mediation, and do not need to go to litigation before a judge. In fact, in some situations it isn’t necessary for either party to go to court. The parties could negotiate a property settlement agreement outside of court and have their attorneys submit the necessary documentation.
However, a judge must hear custody and visitation issues. This puts your case onto a trial calendar, involves a law guardian for the child, and will lengthen any divorce proceedings.
Scariest Divorce Issues | Financial Matters
You and your spouse can file a joint tax return during divorce proceedings. You will need to agree upon an equitable distribution of the returns.
It’s generally not a good idea to open up a new bank account during a divorce. Usually a summons includes a status quo order, meaning that parties must maintain their current financial situation. You cannot sell major assets, make major investments, change healthcare or life insurance policies, open new bank accounts, or even radically change household expenses.
Scariest Divorce Issues | Sharing on Social Media
Sure, you can. But you shouldn’t. It doesn’t help you at all to vent in public especially not in a way that’s “permanent” and subject to shares and screenshots – no matter how many “likes” you get. The things you post on social media could exacerbate the situation with your spouse, damaging negotiations and making your divorce longer and more expensive. Your posts could even work against you in a court room. The worst cost could be to your children. Any negative information about a parent is damaging to a child, even if that information is coming from the other parent; and your social media posts make your children’s personal affairs a matter of public gossip.
If you need an experienced Buffalo divorce attorney to help you with the scariest divorce issues, please call our office today for a free consultation.