Hopefully you have read our prior blog for the first five divorce tips for men. Below are the next tips you should consider:
FOCUS ON YOUR CHILDREN
Many people think “why me” when they are going through divorce. Although it is normal to feel needy when ending your marriage, your children must be your priority. When the court makes decisions regarding child custody and visitation, it focuses on the best interests of the child. Thus, you (and hopefully our spouse too) must work to figure out what works for the best for your children.
MAKE HONEST FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES
Many men are emotional about what divorce will “cost” them. One of the worst things you can do is lie about your money, assets or overall financial situation. If you are caught hiding property or lying about your money (and you will get caught), the court will not view you in a positive light and it can negatively impact the other issues involved in your case. Even worse, you get sanctioned for your wrongful behavior.
PICK YOUR BATTLES
Don’t let yourself get caught-up in fighting over every little thing with your spouse. Try to focus on your “bottom line” and the things that are most important to you. Don’t let your spouse suck you into fighting over trivial matters. Not only does it make emotions run high, but it will cost you even more in legal fees.
AVOID COURT IF POSSIBLE
The quicker you can settle your divorce, the better. In fact, if you and your spouse can reach agreements on the various issues you will be better off. Although you cannot control how quickly the court and the attorneys work, but you can use every effort to keep your divorce case moving and working to reach agreements to resolve the issues between you and your spouse.
Whether your divorce is amicable or full of disputes, we are here to help. Contact the knowledgeable attorneys at the Men’s Divorce Law Firm. Our office is located in Orlando, Florida, but we proudly serve husbands and fathers across the State. The firm also serves men out of state with child custody interests in Florida.