Divorce Attorney Yonkers New York
If you are looking for a divorce attorney in Yonkers, New York contact Gregory Salant.
When a marriage comes to an end, couples and their children often encounter a series of stressful events, such as new living arrangements, parenting schedules, and decisions about property and money. These events can make it difficult for the spouses to understand the legal process of divorce, and hinder them from making wise and sound decisions. It is always easier to be informed about the divorce process before it begins. The following are a few tips to help guide spouses through the difficult divorce process.
Be prepared to either “lose” or “win” your divorce case – Many people file for a divorce, hoping to “beat” their spouse in court. Divorce involves various issues, such as child custody, support, and the division of property. It is very rare for either spouse to end up with everything they want. A spouse may be awarded child support by the court but may receive a lower amount of spousal support than requested. So technically there is no real “winner” or “loser” in a divorce.
Plan– Even before actually filing for a divorce it is tremendously helpful to make a plan. Do research and find out how much it will cost to move out in case you are not able to stay in the marital home. To start saving money, you may need to open your own bank account as soon as possible and separate from the community bank account.
Document everything – Make a note to take photographs or video of every room in the house. Also, take pictures of vehicles, outside of the house and the patio area.This will be necessary when you have to list every item that was bought while you were married. Not having the proof will allow your spouse to deny that such things ever existed.
Make copies of important papers – Make copies of every important paper that has your name or your child’s name on it. This can include birth certificates, passports, marriage license, deeds, car titles and registrations, social security documents, tax returns, credit card statements, bank statements, car insurance and health insurance information, trusts, and retirement profiles. Most of this information may be required in the court. If you already have the papers handy, you will not have to go to the expense of asking for the information through the attorneys. It will save you time and money.
Be wise -- Don’t believe everything other people tell you about their divorce – Every divorce has different issues. Other divorced friends and people may advise you about what should happen in your divorce. However, their advice can be misleading or wrong. It is always good not to base your decisions on someone else’s experience. Rather, you should listen to the advice from your attorney, mental health professionals, and financial consultants. They are all familiar with the specifics of your case.
Forget the past, prepare for the future – Thinking and talking about all the bad things you feel were done by your spouse during your marriage will not only prevent you from moving on with your life but also hinder you from making sound decisions that are in your family’s best interest. It is important to forget the past and focus on the future. There should be willingness to work with your spouse to achieve the best possible result for you and your family.
Be honest with your attorney – You need to be honest with your attorney. It is very important that you provide your attorney with all key facts so that he or she can analyze your case properly and give you appropriate advice. Failing to be up front may harm your case and your ability to obtain a good result.
Have reasonable expectations – Many divorcing couples have goals that are unreasonable, unrealistic or even inconsistent with the law. In order to resolve your case quickly, it is important to understand how the law applies to your case. In short, have a reasonable expectation about the outcome.
If you have any further questions or would like a free consultation, contact a great divorce attorney in Yonkers, New York-- Gregory Salant (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 914-683-2500.