Our Tampa Divorce Attorneys Can Help You Avoid Roadblocks to Your Divorce Settlement
Going to trial for your divorce can be expensive, highly stressful, and can delay your divorce for years. A Tampa divorce attorney can help you avoid roadblocks which get in the way of divorce settlements.
While the majority of divorces settle before trial, married couples often unwittingly set up emotional roadblocks to their path to an amicable settlement. Without settlement, your divorce must go to trial. A divorce attorney in Tampa can help you recognize these roadblocks and clear the path to settlement.
Settlement Roadblock #1: Keeping Secrets
It may be tempting to keep your plans to divorce a secret from your spouse. You may feel this will help you compile financial and property records and perhaps avoid conflict. You may even wish to keep your plans to divorce to yourself until the last possible moment. Your spouse will eventually find out about your divorce plans one way or the other.
If he or she also feels you have lied, plotted, or conspired behind his back, your spouse may be less likely to cooperate without involving the court. Talk to your divorce attorney in Tampa about how best to inform your spouse of your plans.
Settlement Roadblock #2: Words Used by Spouses
Resist the urge to verbally bash your soon-to-be-ex in front of your children. Remember, divorce will end your marriage, not your parenthood. Your former spouse will remain in your life as long as your children do so amicable cooperation is key.
Settlement Roadblock #3: Clearing the Air
Clearing your own conscience about affairs or other betrayals may make you feel better. However, it can inflame an already tense situation between you and your spouse and put a stop to his or her willingness to cooperate. Consider discussing how best to handle these revelations with your Tampa divorce lawyer before saying anything.
For more tips about how best to clear the road to divorce settlement and avoid trial, contact an experienced Tampa divorce lawyer with the All Family Law Group at 813-321-3421 or by email. There is no charge for the initial consultation.