Going through divorce can be stressful, and sometimes, your spouse will try to overwhelm you by keeping crucial information from you that can sway the divorce settlement in your favor. Below, we talk about 5 divorce secrets your spouse might be trying to keep from you.
#1: Leaving Your Home Will Impact Your Case
If custody is an issue in your divorce, then leaving your marital home could negatively affect the custody portion of your case. When determining whether you need to leave your marital home, consider the following things:
- Your divorce will have a substantial effect on your children
- The Court will attempt to give your children some semblance of familiarity when addressing the issue of custody
- Your divorce process can be a lengthy endeavor
- Returning to the house can prove to be more difficult than simply staying there to begin with
#2: Your Emotions Can Affect Your Case
Divorce can cause you to take a ride on an emotional roller coaster, which is why you need to attempt to take your emotions out of the equation and think about your case logically. However, this is easier said than done, especially when children are involved or one spouse has committed adultery. Having an attorney you can trust will help ensure you don’t let your emotions get the best of you and end up making a mistake.
#3: You Are Entitled to Assets
The division of your shared assets ultimately boils down to math. There are exceptions to the general rule, however, that may affect the equation. Exceptions like both partner’s work history, the approval of and the reasoning behind debts, and any debt or assets that existed before the marriage can affect the amount of assets you are entitled to. An experienced family law attorney can help you understand what debts you or your spouse are responsible for and can properly illustrate to the court the exceptions within your case.
#4: Talking to Your Spouse Can Hurt Your Case
Discussing the details of what you want out of your settlement directly with your spouse is not a good idea. An experienced family law attorney will tell you that giving the other party crucial information about your case will hurt your ability to negotiate a fair settlement.
#5: You Need an Aggressive Lawyer
Finding a lawyer who is not afraid to try a case every now and then is the best approach. Unfortunately, not every lawyer is a trial attorney and not every trial attorney tries family law cases. The best leverage you can have in negotiating is having an attorney on your side that is not afraid to go to bat for you in the courtroom.
Talk to Our Attorneys
At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, we are committed to helping families resolve their disputes and move on to the next phase of their lives. Whether you are dealing with divorce, child custody, or some other family law dispute, our legal team has the skills you need to secure a positive outcome. We will aggressively defend your rights and ensure your interests are protected. Let us fight for you today.
Speak to a Virginia Beach family law attorney by calling (757) 267-4949 to schedule your free case consultation. We are here to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.