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My Spouse filed for Divorce, Now What?

Divorce is never easy for either person involved, and can be even more complicated when children are involved. There are ways that you can protect yourself to prevent more damage from occurring than necessary. If you have children it’s a good idea to do your best to stay in your home with them rather than leave with them and stay somewhere else. Because your spouse has equal say over what happens to the children and taking them away may cause issues later when trying to gain custody. Additionally, leaving without your kids can also hurt you later when trying to gain custody

. Domestic Violence can be an issue that either precedes or accompanies divorce and if any situation like that occurs you should immediately call the police and seek help. The next step would be to get a lawyer, if your spouse is showing you divorce papers it’s likely they already have a lawyer and so the sooner you can speak with one to discuss your options the better. Until you have contacted legal representation do not sign anything presented to you even if you believe it to be a fair deal, because you may be agreeing to something that cannot be undone later. These tips can help you set up a good foundation for any legal battle that may occur during the process of the divorce. For more help on how to best manage your divorce situation please contact us and we will be happy to help!

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