You Don’t Have to Lose it All to Move On
You have probably heard a horror story about someone who lost their kids, their house, their car and their retirement during their divorce. It’s hard to believe that some really bad things can happen in a divorce that no one ever anticipated. You may have only heard part of a person’s story. You may not have heard the set of facts that led to the ultimate result.
In Michigan people in a divorce situation may represent themselves. They may agree to a divorce settlement and sign on the dotted line. Unfortunately, they may not have considered the long term effects of their decisions. It may seem like a fine outcome, UNTIL, they begin living in the new reality.
It is then that remorse may kick in. They may have not consulted with an attorney. They may not know what the law is about custody, child support or parenting time. They may not have consulted with a CPA about the tax consequences of their settlement. They may not know how to finish the divorce or how to protect themselves in case their ex refuses to do what they agreed to do in the divorce. They may not have known the difference between legal advice and legal information. They may not understand every word and its meaning on the legally binding document that they have just signed.
So, how do you avoid losing during a divorce?
- Be informed, educate yourself on the meaning of legal phrases.
- Take any signed document very seriously.
- Know what the law is as it relates to the facts in your case.
- Seek the advice of a qualified family law attorney. You won’t regret it.
If you decide to meet with a divorce lawyer, Lakeshore Law and Mediation can help answer your questions and guide you through the legal system so you can move forward with your life. Contact us today, you don’t have to do this alone.