IF YOU ARE
INVOLVED IN A DIVORCE:
Every case is different and individual;
however there are some bits of advice that apply to most cases. These
are a few we have gathered from our experience over the years.
- Keep your children sheltered from the proceedings.
Obviously, they will be told what is happening (providing they are not
infants), but do not involve them in any of the details. The goal is to
maintain a normal day-to-day life.
- Except for the advice you receive from your attorney, take
all advice of well-meaning friends and acquaintances with a grain of
salt, and always run it by your attorney before acting.
- Do not bring a friend or relative with you
when you talk to your attorney. This is a confidential situation
between you and your attorney, and no matter how you feel today, you may
later regret having had someone else listening to your privileged
conversations about your personal life.
- Divorce, although fairly common, is a very
upsetting procedure, no matter what the circumstances. Just be aware
that many people we have represented throughout a divorce have told us
that after it was over and there was time to heal emotionally they were
now happier than before. We do not promote divorce but sometimes it is
the only alternative.