Monday, February 23, 2009

Divorcing? Protect Your Children & Finances Before Its Too Late!

By Jon D. Alexander, Esq.

I am an orange county California divorce lawyer. This article is one in a series of articles that delves into and explains the details of the divorce process. Please subscribe to my newsletter today, which is linked below. Once you do so you will have access to all of my past articles and will receive my future articles about divorce and how best to deal with the trials and tribulations that occur. This information is not intended as and should not be relied upon as legal advice or the creation of an attorney-client relationship. However, please do contact me at Jon@oc-family to set up a confidential, free, half-hour consultation. Thank you very much for reading!

Divorce sometimes comes as a surprise in but more often than this result of a conflict that's been building up over a long period of time.

Regardless of how it happens, you must take these steps to protect your children, your finances, and yourself. And remember there is a right way and a wrong way. Follow these steps and you will protect your interests in a manner that is reasonable and fair.

Unfortunately, in divorce one of the spouses is at a disadvantage because of that suffers due to an equal bargaining power. follow these steps, however, and you won't be disadvantaged. Any utopian world, your new spouse would work everything out fairly calm sometimes though these proceedings become adversary. The tips below will help you protect your interests. Note, however, you should make a good faith effort to work things out and compromise before acting recklessly.

To protect your children, if you have them, you must immediately: (1) : obtain a TRO; (2) not allow your spouse to take your children and leave; (3) not leave the family home; and (4) insist upon a 50-50 split for child custody. Get a temporary restraining order immediately. Make sure that specifically prevents your spouse for taking the children out of state. You do not want a multi-state custody battle. doing this also prevents number two above the TRO will prevent your spouse from leaving with the children. Third, do not move out of the family home because if you do this may seriously impair your ability to obtain custody.

if you already moved out, however, move back in today. While this may cause additional stress you will be safeguarding your custody rights. Fourth, do not agree to less than 50% custody. Your spouse doesn't have a better right or greater right to custody and you do. Furthermore, if you agree to less than 50% custody you will be setting a precedent for the future. Insist upon a 50% split.

Now to protect your finances and yourself: visit my website that is linked below to find out how to protect yourself and your finances. This entire article is contained at my site and while you're there make sure to sign up for my newsletter! Thank you very much. Very truly yours, Jon D. Alexander, Esq.

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