5 Tips to win your Divorce:
1.File a Legal Separation or Divorce Action as Soon as Possible.
This is a stumbling block for many litigants. Living separate or apart is often not enough you have to clearly untangle finances in what is marital and non marital. While every state has different rules and ways of sorting these things out, formally filing a separation or divorce can help to legally and clearly determine what financial positives and negatives belong to you, your spouse, or the marriage.
2.Think With Your Mind, Not Your Heart.
The hardest aspect of most divorces is removing the emotion from your decision making process. Setting your emotions aside will help you with your divorce.
No matter how much it can or will hurt, you have to make your decisions with your brain.Don’t let anger and frustration rule your decision making process. This requires careful reflection and introspection. You should carefully act in your financial and personal best interest. Don’t worry about the other side, but instead evaluate your case with your lawyer’s advice in a way that says: “how does this help me?”.
3.Every E-mail, Voicemail, and Letter is Part of the Record.
Nowadays it might be obvious,but nobody seems to think it can happen to them. Whatever you write, say, or do, it will come back to haunt you. Just assume whatever you say or write will be played or read back in court. Would you want the judge to read it or hear it? If not, put down that pen, close your mouth, and delete that text. Use your right to remain silent in all forms of communications.
4.Organize and Document Your Finances / Property.
What do you own? How much is it worth? Real estate, Jewelry, Antiques, Collectibles can and will be divided if you are not prepared if you’re thinking about a divorce. Catalog your assets, debts, and holdings. Does each spouse have a retirement account or fund; and if so, how much is the 401(K) worth? Many folks don’t know what their spouse makes, nor what he / she has in any of their accounts or what debts they may have also.
When you legally separate, getting access to these items can take time and money in attorney fees to document marital finances and/or properties. The division of property when properly organized and documented will help your case proceed in less time which means less attorney fees.
5.Protect Your Assets / Restrict your Spouse’s Access.
Possession is nine points of the law. Once you are legally separated, banks, lenders, and others can still allow your spouse access to your finances if you don’t inform them of the legal change of status in your marriage. Don’t let a spouse interfere by draining your accounts or your line of credit. Make sure you restrict access to your accounts and all financial information. Promptly make sure you exclude your spouse from control over your assets.However, a court may order differently, follow the order and avoid disposing or hiding assets. Restricting control doesn’t mean you can hide or fraudulently remove these assets from litigation.