How To Win Your Divorce Claim
Are you starting the divorce process and have questions about how to win your divorce claim? Read this blog, then contact our attorneys today!
Information to Gather When Considering Divorce
I encourage people to treat a consultation as an opportunity for you to gather as much information as possible. You should be prepared to discuss the reasons why you came to see an attorney, particularly the circumstances behind seeking a divorce. You’d also be prepared to discuss your personal background information; some basic information relative to your children; information regarding your financial circumstances, such as your income, your assets, and educational background. Those are things that are important to an attorney, because they’re going to be able to ascertain what issues need to be dealt with in terms of the divorce action. Please keep in mind that a consultation is confidential, so it’s important to be candid.
How To Prepare for Divorce
- How you prepare for Divorce in New York State depends upon the type of Divorce that you are going to have
- You are going to need tax returns and credit card statements, in order to outline your financial situation
- Depending on the type of Divorce, we may need to have you obtain other documents, or take other action to protect yourself
Minimize Divorce Expenses
Keeping costs down is a regular concern for many people going through a divorce. After all, divorces are expensive, and the hefty cost often dissuades unhappy couples from seeking to end their marriages. Our firm’s advice to those seeking to remain financially stable in a divorce is thus: be organized and stay focused.
By “be organized,” we mean that all parties in a divorce will benefit from arranging, presenting, and submitting documents in a clear and prompt manner, and this can only be accomplished through intentional and concerted efforts to keep all documents in order. We recommend sorting the documents that may be needed during litigation and keeping them in an organized fashion, either chronologically or grouped together by subject matter. During the divorce process, attorneys will need access to several documents, and having the relevant documents on hand and easily available can expedite legal proceedings. Organization also relates to how an individual who has filed for divorce presents her or his case to an attorney. The more organized that an individual is in presenting information to an attorney, the easier it will be to process that information.
By “stay focused,” our office recommends that divorce seekers seriously consider their goals and what they wish to receive after the divorce has been finalized. All parties in a divorce should work on developing goals with their attorneys. Once a clear strategy is developed, it is easier to stay on track; the process will become more complicated over time, but a clear set of goals in mind will help everyone keep her or his eyes on the prize. When the documents are organized and a strategy has been established to reach the goals, as hard as it can be, it is imperative to remember what is important.
What Information Does My Attorney Need
- Your Attorney is going to ask you questions about the history of your marriage, when you were married, how many children you have, where else you have lived, who cares for the children, and who else has cared for the children
- You should bring tax returns, stock accounts, pensions, and bank account information to your first meeting
Divorce Trial Process
When we consider the option of a trial, as opposed to settlement, we always emphasize to our clients that the trial date or dates will not mark the end of their cases. In fact, after we have a trial, we are often asked by the court to submit findings of fact and conclusions of law. Sometimes, we are also required to submit our closing arguments in writing. Because that process can take anywhere from three eight months to complete, it causes delays ion receiving a decision. Finalizing a divorce can be a difficult process, even after a trial has concluded.
Are you starting the divorce process and have questions about how to win your divorce claim? Contact our experienced and dedicated Saratoga Divorce Attorneys to get started on your confidential consultation and legal case evaluation.
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