Many people think about divorce for years before finally calling it quits. And it is natural to want to "get it over with" as quickly as possible. Divorce is an emotionally painful, unpleasant process. It's sad to think of an end to a relationship that you hoped would last forever.
As much as you may be eager to be divorced, be careful about rushing into a quick settlement.
Even simple divorces require an equitable division of assets and debts. And divorces involving children involve issues of custody, visitation and child support.
You deserve full and complete information before you enter into a settlement agreement. Full financial transparency is expected of all parties.
Resist the temptation to rely on what your spouse tells you. Insist on seeing at least three years of your spouse's bank, investment, retirement and credit card accounts, which often reveal hidden assets and relationships.
Too many people rush into a settlement without verifying what their spouse tells them. Know what your marital assets and debts are before you sign off on a settlement agreement.
If your spouse is pressuring you to "hurry up and sign," promises you a better financial settlement if you settle more quickly or tries to convince you that your lawyer is trying to delay the divorce to charge you more fees, think again.
Your lawyer wants to protect your best interests and make sure you don't get taken advantage of.
Never, ever rush into a divorce settlement.
Take the time to do it right. If you want to protect your rights and safeguard your future, call us to discuss your case.
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