Divorce cases can prove to be the turning point in a person’s life with their relationship and the family starting to crumble in front of them. When you are going through a divorce, there are a variety of emotions that a person can go through. These emotions can either be of hurt, guilt, or disappointment. Irrespective of your feelings, when you are going to court for your Orange County divorce case, there are some standard things that you should expect from yourself at that time.
Here is a list of a few things you should expect from yourself in court for the proceedings of your divorce case:
· Be Aware Of The Facts
When you walk into court, irrespective of the case that you are fighting, you should be aware of the facts of the case. Many people tend to have misconceptions that it is their divorce lawyers and not them who need to be in knowledge of all case related aspects. While your divorce lawyers need to be aware of the ins and outs of the case, so do you. A lack of case related knowledge when you appear in court can severely hamper your chances of winning.
· Rise Above The Emotions
As mentioned in the first few lines of the blog, getting emotional is a natural part of going through a divorce. When people go through divorce, they face emotional torment. Despite that, you need to be able to control your emotions. Letting your emotions take over will only allow you to deviate from your goal and impair your ability to make logical and sound decisions.
· Be Truthful In Front Of The Court
This is something you should already be aware of know. To lie is looked down upon in almost all walks of life and most definitely so in the court of law where the future of both parties depends on the facts and statements presented. There may however be instances in your Orange County divorce proceedings that your spouse might lie to gain an advantage. Even in situations like those, make sure you continue to stay on a high moral ground and continue to be truthful. Beware that if courts find out that a spouse is being untruthful, the offending party will have to face legal consequences.
· Expect To Be In It For A Long Time
Divorce is not a matter of life and death, and yet, it is considered no less by the competing spouses. There are lots of things from assets to child custody at stake in a divorce and therefore it is important that you expect to potentially be involved in the divorce proceedings for a long time.
Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce and family law lawyer and family law attorney located in Irvine, California, serving the Orange County and Riverside areas. Mr. Maggio assists clients with legal issues including divorce, legal separation, divorce mediation, child custody, prenuptial agreements, stepparent adoptions, and other family law issues. Mr. Maggio has practiced law in California since 1999, and founded The Maggio Law Firm in 2005, focusing exclusively on divorce and family law matters.