The divorce rates in Texas have been increasing at a rate in line with the national divorce rate of the U.S. Perhaps this is the reason every League City family lawyer is busy defending a party every day.
The divorce process is extremely stressful, one that can easily bring out the worse in people. In fact, some people who seek divorce see it as a way to get back at their ex by seizing all their assets and money.
Divorce can leave you with a broken heart and a lot of other challenges that you must face alone. It can also leave you with nothing to spend if you don’t know your rights.
So before you think of divorce, check these 4 secrets from divorce attorneys to help protect your valuable assets from your spouse.
Make All The Big Purchases Before Filing Divorce
If you’ve been after that new car or a brand new apartment to live for the rest of your life, then you must make this purchase before you file a divorce. Most states give an automatic financial restraining order that prohibits people from making any big purchases after the divorce has been filed.
So if you are ready to file a divorce, think again, make the big purchase, and then go for it.
Don’t Try to Hide Your Assets
It is only natural that you would want to hide your assets from an enraged spouse who is after them. You may be able to fool your spouse by hiding them, but you cannot do the same to the law.
If something you are hiding is discovered during the divorce process, you will lose credibility in the court. This could mean stiff penalties which sometimes also include monetary sanctions. So in your best interest, declare all your assets straight away.
Upgrade Your Education
If you are completely supported by your spouse, you may want to consider getting a job training or upgrading your education before you file a divorce. Even if you get some kind of support, the court will still expect you to work for your kids, especially if you’re not aged or disabled.
So make sure to start looking for ways to upgrade your education, learn new skills, and even seek a new job before you file a divorce.
Take Free Legal Advice
Did you know that most attorneys in Texas offer free consultations? Make sure to take advantage of this and get some insight into how divorces work in the court. This will also help you find a good lawyer.
Before you hire a lawyer to defend you in the court, make sure to consult with at least three to four lawyers. The outcome of your divorce depends a lot on the experience and quality of your legal partner, so make sure you always pair up with a good one.
Sometimes it is also a good idea to get recommendations from your friends and family before choosing the right attorney.
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