Think Logically — Not Emotionally
How a Massachusetts Divorce Attorney Can Help
Whether you are a man or woman going through divorce, it is important for you to think logically, not emotionally, and recognize the decisions you make will directly impact your future. The Massachusetts divorce attorneys at Miller Law Group, P.C. work to help our clients look past their anger, distress, betrayal, shock or numbness so they can focus on making the best decisions.
We remind clients to take easily overlooked steps — from opening their own post office box and closing joint credit card accounts to changing all of their passwords for computers, mobile devices, social media and email accounts. These are just some early divorce planning strategies to employ as you countdown to divorce.
Don’t make emotional decisions during a divorce. Think rationally when making decisions regarding the future of you and your family.
Making Rash Decisions Can Hurt Your Divorce Case
When you become blinded by emotion, you could expose yourself to regrets later. For example, a father of three files for divorce after discovering his wife has been secretly drinking and was unfaithful. Overcome by feelings of anger and resentment, he vows to remove his wife from the home and retain full custody.
Understandingly, part of his rationale stems from a desire to protect his children and prevent them from having to move, along with his fear of exposing them to their mother’s poor decisions. Logically, asking the court to order the mother to vacate the home and give full custody to the father is a far stretch.
The courts don’t work in this manner.
The court would be more likely to:
- Convince the father to work with his wife in fashioning an agreement
- Discuss the possibility of buying out her portion of the marital home
- Design a parenting plan for children to spend time with the mother
- Set up a custodial situation in the best interests of the children
It is understandable that the husband is hurt. However, it poses the question: does it make sense for him to take an all-or-nothing approach when he would likely lose and increase the legal fees for both parties by a minimum of $25,000?
Avoid Being Influenced by Friends and Family
With the best of intentions, your family and friends likely have strong opinions about your divorce. They’ll tell you stories about other people’s divorces, how you should feel and what you deserve. They’ll offer you legal advice — even though most of them aren’t lawyers. What’s right for one person may not be right for you.
No two divorces are identical and to prevent disappointment, you should rely on your attorney to help you set realistic expectations for you and your family based on your situation and your divorce.
Strong Representation at Reasonable Rates
Chances are they’ve been referred to our firm by a former client or they’ve been told that our attorneys are the ones you need when there is a lot at stake. We understand your needs and goals in divorce. We are also fully aware that you probably have a budget — we understand and respect that. When you work with us, you won’t be paying for marble floors, attorneys driving Jaguars or get billed for every imaginable task. Most of our clients thank us for the “no charge” or “courtesy discount” entries they see on their bills. We regularly focus on reducing our costs, which in turn helps to reduce your overall expenses in the long run.
For a free consultation focused on logical solutions for your divorce case, call us at (508) 502-7002 or contact us by using our online case evaluation form.