Prepared Team of San Diego Divorce Lawyers
It is also helpful to already have a divorce team lined up. Finding the
right San Diego family law attorneys is a difficult and timely process.
If you already have your attorneys set, you won't waste any time in
being prepared and knowing what legal steps you need to take. If you are
not prepared, your spouse could meet with the attorneys you are interested
in before you get the chance. This would establish an attorney-client
relationship and make that attorney off limits to you.
First to Present
Being the first to file for divorce can make you the first to present your
case in court. This can allow you to calmly share your experiences and
evidence without having to immediately respond to what your spouse says.
You will also often have the opportunity to rebut what your spouse says
after their presentation.
If you predict a divorce in the future, it is important to set aside money
to be prepared for legal fees and any support you need. You should also
make sure to have a credit card in only your name since it could be more
difficult to do later on.
Withdrawal of Petition
The first person to file for divorce is also given the right to withdraw
the petition if necessary. Sometimes you realize that it is not the right
time for a divorce; perhaps you and your spouse decide to work on the
marriage instead or the stress becomes too inconvenient.
If you and your spouse have children together, filing first will also allow
you to maintain the children's schedule and where they live until
a later court date. This way the other spouse cannot make unwanted changes
in the child's life before the divorce is filed. The court decides
the status quo during the time the motion is filed.
On top of the legal and financial benefits of filing for divorce first,
it can also provide personal ones. Going through a divorce is a stressful
and hurtful time. When you file first, you can feel as though you have
control over the situation and the ways you want to change your life.
We at Moore, Schulman & Moore, APC, are here to guide you through
the whole process.
For more information,
please get in touch with us as soon as possible.