fighting through divorce

Why Everyone Loses in the Waiting Game

Take Action on Your Divorce Right Away

Divorce can be an unpleasant reality, but in many cases it is absolutely necessary. Whether it is to save money or to avoid unpleasantries, many clients wait to file divorce papers.

As an experienced divorce attorney, I can tell you that this is not a good idea. In addition to putting your emotional health at risk, waiting to file for divorce can exacerbate problems and inflame tensions that divorce easily solves.

Excuse One: I Am Waiting Until I Have the Money

It is not uncommon for a client to attempt to wait for their tax return to fund the divorce. In the meantime, the relationship became more problematic than they could ever imagine.

It is not worth it to wait. If you have children, your parental rights are at stake. Without divorce papers, your spouse can easily take the children and you will have no legal recourse.

Take action now. While you can always make more money, you will never be able to get back the time you spend in an unhappy marriage.

Excuse Two: I Do Not Want the Courts in My Money

Divorce requires a complete disclosure of assets. This prompts many clients to shy away from filing the papers because of the hassle and perceived violation of privacy.

Yes, disclosing all of your assets is a daunting task if you are doing it yourself. But, with an experienced divorce attorney, you will only be required to find the papers that we ask for. We take care of the rest.

Also, your financial information and all information pertaining to your case is protected by attorney-client privilege. As an experienced attorney, my interest does not lie in your assets, but helping you achieve your legal goals.

Excuse Three: I Am Afraid of a Custody Battle

No one is perfect, but many clients are deterred from filing for divorce in fear of losing their parental rights. Immediately, they imagine the worst-case scenario in which they are completely barred from seeing their children.

It is important to remember that every court recognizes a child’s right to have a mother and a father. Separating or divorcing the mother or father of your children does not reflect on your parenting. Custody is only a necessary byproduct of the process.

However, it is important to protect your parental rights no matter what. Always retain legal counsel and clearly explain your custody goals with your attorney.

Stop waiting to take action on your divorce. By taking immediate action, you will protect your parental rights, your assets, and your best interests from harm. Contact Gordon N. Shayne today to set up your free consultation.


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