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.