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December 07, 2018.
posted in Divorce

On behalf of The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A.

The likelihood of a marriage ending in divorce is highly likely given that the national statistic is still ranging from 40-50%. When you do marry it is practical to think that maybe years down the road after all the kids are grown, it makes sense that you and your spouse may change and therefore may break up. But what happens if the divorce happens only 5 years into the marriage? What if the children are still babies? What if you haven’t even had children, but you have pets? If you are separating from your spouse, do what your good sense tells you: get a lawyer.

If you are reading this post then you are searching for answers about what to do about your divorce. Our divorce lawyer at The Law Office Of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale knows a thing or two about best practices in divorce proceedings. Here are a few things NOT to do when you are thinking, in the middle of, or ending a divorce:

  1. Do NOT Do This Alone: This is so important. Divorces can turn into really complicated messes. Emotions are high and no one can make good decisions once your emotions are at their peak. Florida is known to be one of the most stressed-out states in the country, so why add more stress to your plate by attempting to complete your divorce alone? Having a Divorce Attorney by your side helps in organizing your paperwork, ensuring deadlines are complete, as well as ensuring that you stand your ground because we will be right there standing next to you.
  2. Do NOT Start Flaunting on Facebook: Divorce is no easy situation. When you married you entered into a family compromised of all kinds of people and opinions. Regardless of what happened to the marriage, whatever you do, leave it off social media. From Facebook to Snapchat to Instagram, anything that is social media can be used in court. Our Divorce Attorneys know that this can be used against you when courts are learning about the parents and evaluating their eligibility to have rights to custody and/or visitation. Do not let your character be compromised because you are recklessly typed to the world your emotions.
  3. Do NOT Hide Information From Your Lawyer: When you come to a lawyer, you are choosing to confide legally. The only way an attorney can truly help you is if you tell them the whole truth. If you are hiding information then more than likely it will come out eventually. Florida court system is very strict on characterizing parents because they have a genuine concern for your child’s safety and health. If you are withholding information that can be used against you by your spouse then let your lawyer know.

Our divorce attorney at The Law Office Of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale understands the finances necessary to ensure that the divorce goes your way. Call 954-533-2756 or click here to learn more about how we can help you avoid what NOT to do.

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