Divorce cases are never as cut and dry as you might like them to be. There are a lot of specifics that come into play when going through your divorce and determining who is going to get what. To make sure you don't end up making a mistake that could cause you more problems in your divorce case than what you need, here are three simple tips you can follow to get through your divorce case quickly and easily.
Think twice before leaving the marital home.
Even though you might not be getting along with your soon-to-be-ex, that doesn't mean you should leave the home and go elsewhere. The minute you leave the home, your ex will be able to use that as leverage against you. They will claim that you didn't want the home and they want to retain ownership of it. You are better off staying in the home until after your divorce case is over and the judge has decided who is going to get what. This also puts you around your children all the time and shows that you want to be there for them any way you can.
Keep accurate records about who is taking care of the kids.
In the event you have to hire someone to watch the children while you are working, you need to keep accurate records about who is watching the kids. This way you can show the court that you had someone responsible watching the children and you didn't leave them with just anyone. Even if you are having family watch the children, you need to document that to the best of your ability.
Refrain from putting the kids in the middle of it all.
The last thing you want to do is to put your children in the middle of a nasty divorce battle. Regardless of how you might feel about your ex, you don't need your children to know what is going on between the two of you. When they are around, you should treat them like they are the most important thing in the world. Pay attention to them at all times. Keep your spats with your ex out of their environment. You don't want them to form a negative opinion of the other parent because of something you said or did.
By going through the things above, you can put an end to your divorce case in no time. Contact a family law attorney for more information.