Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny, we understand the stress, fear and anxiety you must be going through
as you process what your divorce could mean for your future. Divorce can
be an extremely challenging time in some peoples’ lives as you may
be unsure where you will be living, how often you will get to see your
children and whether or not you will receive spousal support until the
dust clears and all the paperwork has been processed.
Over the last 30 years, our firm has been providing the residents of Houston and the surrounding Harris County, Richmond County and Fort Bend County areaswith guidance for their
family law matters. In this blog, our legal team strives to provide you with some quick tips
on how you can help your divorce run smoother.
1. Talk to Your Children About What’s Going On
If you have children, you may want to consider how you plan to break the
news to them. Assuming your
divorce is “adults only” business can end up causing more harm in
the end. If you and your spouse have spent years fighting, your kids probably
already know you are unhappy. Remember you and your co-parent are the
support system in place for your children, if you are making moves to
change their system; it is going to take some communication and reassurance.
Questions to address with your children:
- Will they be living in the same house?
- Will they attend the same school?
- If they are moving, will they be moving far away?
When you discuss these questions with your children, you prepare them for
any big changes floating on the horizon. This way, when the changes do
come, they can be slightly more emotionally prepared.
2. Set Realistic Expectations
While we navigate through your divorce, it is extremely important you set
realistic expectations. Many lawyers might promise you they can get you
everything you want in the divorce, but those will likely be empty promises
as divorce is a thing of compromise.
3. Get Ready For Compromise
As we mentioned above, divorce requires communication and compromise, there
are no winners. For the most part, families do not want long, drawn out
divorce battles, which is why preparing yourself for compromise ahead
of time will help you have a more manageable divorce. We suggest writing
down a list of all the items and terms you would ideally want in your
divorce. After doing this, number all of those items by priority. Our
legal team can use this as a guide to help you get what matters most to you.
Hire a Skilled Houston Divorce Attorney
Divorce can be extremely complex, especially when trying to juggle the
responsibilities of a full-time career, full-time parenthood or both.
Let our skilled legal team help take some of the stress off your shoulders,
contact us today for a consultation.