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Getting a Divorce – Part 4
Getting a Divorce – What Not to Do During the Trial
As stated in part one of this series: divorce is never easy and divorce is not fun. It is a legal proceeding made more difficult by a broad range of emotions. We always recommend a divorce lawyer to help you get the best result.
In Part One we listed 10 suggested things to do before your divorce.
In Part Two we listed things NOT to do prior to your divorce.
In Part Three, we listed things to do during the divorce trial.
In this article let’s look at what Not to Do during the trial.
Once you are in the trial process, what you do or do not do can make a great difference in the outcome of your trial.
#1. While in the process, it is not to your benefit to put your signature to any document, decree or waiver without consulting you attorney. Never sign anything you do not fully understand!
#2. If you believe at any point your attorney is not representing you in your best interests for whatever reason, do not hesitate or fear changing lawyers.
#3. If the discussion of any medical bills (which can be very expensive) arises at any point, do not agree to anything without limitations. You could potentially be on a very expensive hook for a very long time!
#4. Child support should be a mutual endeavor. Do not agree to child support if the court or the opposing attorney are basing that support on your income alone.
#5. Any previously created wills, trusts and insurance policies are subject to change at any time. Do not hesitate to make any needed changes in benefactors unless the court has expressly ordered otherwise.
#6. Best practice says that no one should agree to alimony unless unusual circumstances require such payments.
IN OTHER WORDS, PAY ATTENTION TO THE LITTLE THINGS AS WELL AS THE MAJOR THINGS. KEEP YOUR WITS – AND YOUR ATTORNEY ABOUT YOU! IN ALBUQUERQUE AND SURROUNDING AREAS, YOUR BEST BET FOR A PROFESSIONAL, EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY IS DON HARRIS AT NEW MEXICO FINANCIAL LAW.
In the last article of this series, we will take a look at what to do, and not to do, after the divorce trial!