During the earliest stages of the divorce process, you may feel a sense of doubt and discomfort, due to the difficulty of the situation. Despite those feelings, it is important to maintain composure, because the decisions you make during this stage can set the stage for the rest of your case. Cordell & Cordell Lead Litigator Will Halaz joins CEO/Managing Partner Scott Trout for a discussion regarding the initial steps men need to take when they are considering divorce.
Mr. Trout and Mr. Halaz explain what guys can do to avoid critical mistakes and help their attorneys as they begin this challenging process.
Topics discussed include the first steps to prepare when considering divorce (1:50); what to bring to the initial consultation (3:45); the importance of honesty in an attorney-client relationship (5:00); whether or not you need to be certain you want a divorce when you first meet with an attorney (6:23); non-legal tips when preparing for divorce (7:03); what type of lawyer you should look for (8:45); how to tell your children about your divorce (12:10); why you shouldn’t move out of the house during your divorce (14:15); whether guys be concerned if they are the family’s sole breadwinner (17:40); the factors that determine whether a guy should move out during divorce (19:50); mistakes to avoid leading up to filing for divorce (23:27); how dating during divorce can harm your case (27:00); steps to take while your case is pending to ensure a better outcome (30:00); the detriments of bad divorce tips from friends (32:06); and more.
As soon as you realize there is a chance your marriage might be headed for divorce, it is in your best interest to get in touch with a divorce attorney for men as soon as possible so you know what your options are.
Dan Pearce is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell Planning Partners. He has written countless pieces on MensDivorce.com, detailing the plight of men and fathers going through the divorce experience, as well as the issues seniors and their families experience throughout the estate planning journey on ElderCareLaw.com. Mr. Pearce has managed websites and helped create content, such as the Men’s Divorce Newsletter and the YouTube series, “Men’s Divorce Countdown.” He also has been a contributor on both the Men’s Divorce Podcast and ElderTalk with Joe Cordell.
Mr. Pearce assisted in fostering a Cordell Planning Partners practice area specific for Veterans, as they deal with the intricacies of their benefits while planning for the future. He also helped create the Cordell Planning Partners Resource Guide and the Cordell Planning Partners Guide to Alternative Residence Options, specific for seniors with questions regarding their needs and living arrangements.