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10 Things to Keep in Mind During a Divorce: What Your Lawyer Can and Can’t Do

by Norris Law Group on July 31, 2014

10 Things to Keep in Mind During a Divorce: What Your Lawyer Can and Can’t DoWhat should divorcing people keep in mind as they go through the legal process? Jim Halfens, CEO of Divorce Hotel, suggests that there are 10 things that people going through a divorce should keep in mind, and writes about them in an article for the Huffington Post. Yesterday’s blog discussed Halfern’s ideas about how to handle social media and new relationships during divorce. Here are Halfens’ next two suggestions:

7. “Do not think your lawyer is able to fix everything.” You and your divorce attorney must work together as a team. He or she cannot do everything for you. Your experienced divorce attorney acts as your guide throughout the divorce process. But you (and your ex) must make all the decisions regarding your divorce. You are the “main character” in the “story” of your divorce. Imagine if your divorce attorney were in charge of the entire experience. It might never end!

8. “Don’t be selfish.” You may feel angry, hurt, disgusted, ignored, victimized, and any number of emotions about your divorce. This is normal, and may very well be true. But one thing you should not be throughout the divorce process is selfish. You may want to “crush” your ex financially and even emotionally, especially if you feel that you have been yourself. You may want “payback” or “revenge.” This isn’t practical or healthy. Your divorce attorney should make it clear that it is in your best interest to get through the divorce process as quickly as possible so you can move on with your life. This may especially be important if you have children. Make your children your priority, and that may help you to avoid making selfish decisions.

Attorney Graham Norris and his associates at the Norris Law Group serve the residents of Utah County and throughout Utah in the area of family law, including prenuptial agreements. Contact them today at 801-932-1238 or online for a free consultation.

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