Secret Squirrel was a favorite cartoon character who fought the enemy using cunning and a variety of spy gadgets. Divorce and custody battles often require overcoming a variety of tricks by litigants. Spouses sometimes try to gain leverage by falsely accusing one another of excessive drinking or doing drugs. Or a spouse may get a Temporary Protective Order by falsely accusing their spouse of domestic violence. Or by claiming that the other parent was abusive to the children. The list of tricks goes on and on and oftentimes can wear you down and exhaust your money before you are done.
You don't need to rely on trickery to win your divorce case in Georgia. Being honest and transparent goes a long way. Dishonest, deceitful litigants usually get what they deserve. It's hard to keep up an act for a long period of time and they oftentimes make a fatal error when they tell one lie after another.
Judges appreciate parties who can look them in the eye and tell the truth. We all make mistakes. We all get pushed to our limits in a divorce but the good guys and gals tell the truth.
Stay away from secret squirrel tricks of your own. One area that is particularly dangerous is spying on your spouse's email or social media accounts. Hacking into a spouse's Facebook or Instagram is a crime. You can face serious criminal penalties by accessing your spouse's accounts. Avoid the temptation of looking at your spouse's email or social media accounts. Make your divorce a clean divorce and stay out of trouble.
At The Cherry Law Firm, we make sure you are aware of the dangers of litigation and fully understand the law. Contact us today if you wish to discuss your case in confidence.