When it comes to a divorce, there isn’t a quick and easy way to finish the process in the blink of an eye. However, if a person plays their cards right, they can reap the benefits of a well-planned, well-managed and well-thought out property division. If a married couple is seeking a divorce, they will need to settle issues such as child custody and division of marital property, to name a few. Here are some tips on how to better handle the process for a more favorable divorce settlement.
Regardless of whether you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse are butting heads over child custody or marital property, it is advised that a person in this situation show respect to everyone involved. Small things like “please” and “thank you” can go a long way with a divorce court judge and positive body language can make the process more amicable for a divorcing husband and wife. If people are comfortable and more agreeable it can lead to a more productive negotiation.
It may seem like a silly detail but dressing for success can have an impact on the tone of your divorce proceedings. If a person going through divorce presents themselves in a professional and put-together manner, the tone of the process is set from the moment that person enters the room.
Strategizing with an attorney about how these details, and others, will play out in court can have a huge impact on the outcome. It can also help prepare for all scenarios as a property division, and other issues, play out in court.
In short, small things like your outfit and attitude can make a huge difference to the property division and divorce process. Keeping these small details on point are manageable and can really make a beneficial difference. As always, a keen legal strategy is important.
Source: Huffington Post, “4 tips to help you succeed in divorce court,” Joseph E. Cordell, April 11, 2016