It is a common mistake for people to wait until they have decided to file for divorce before they confer with a divorce lawyer. Waiting until it is time to file the paperwork can have negative consequences. In fact, as soon as your marriage encounters trouble and you believe divorce is a possibility, you should contact us. Scheduling an initial consultation does not mean you must go through with the divorce.
When you consult with one of our attorneys, your conversations are confidential. You can use this time to understand what issues you will be facing and possible concerns that should be addressed if a divorce action is filed. You can discuss the matters of your marriage open and honestly without being worried that somebody else will find out. We have found that having this type of meeting often helps lower your stress level as well because you have somebody on your side.
Divorce impacts all areas of your life, so having a lawyer explain the rules and help you prepare for what you should expect is important. We can educate you regarding the financial actions you should and should not take. If you have children, it is essential for you to understand all of the available options regarding child custody, child support, visitation and all other factors that will affect your children.
We can also discuss certain ‘red flags’ you may want to be on the lookout for when divorce is anticipated. For example, your spouse may attempt to move assets or try to negotiate a settlement that is not beneficial to you. We help ensure that you are prepared to handle such matters and if you wait until it is time to file the divorce pleadings, it is often too late to rectify the damage.
Scheduling a meeting with a divorce attorney does not lock you into getting a divorce. It is merely a way to educate yourself and to take measures to avoid future heartache.
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.