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Tips for Divorce Court Proceedings with a Divorce Lawyer

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Feb 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

When an individual is filing for divorce, they are going to have to file paperwork in civil court. One of the ways an individual can make this period of their life much easier on themselves is if they hire a divorce lawyer. Bloomingdale residents might think that filing for divorce is as simple as turning in a piece of paper, but there is a lot more to it. After someone files for a divorce, they are going to have to prove their case in court. Legal professionals who specialize in divorce often wish their clients knew what they were getting into, and what kinds of tips go a long way to helping them adjust.

Dressing Appropriately or Professionally

There is an old saying that a person should always dress for success, which the exact mindset that you need to have when in court for a divorce. Judges and other legal professionals take notice of what a person is wearing and how they present themselves, which could actually affect the outcome of your case. When you hire the assistance of a divorce lawyer, Bloomingdale residents will often be recommended to dress their best to impress. This does not mean wear a suit jacket and tie, but at the very least wear your nicest clothes, even if it is only a polo t-shirt.

Do Your Best to Not Communicate with Your Spouse

Some people who show up to their divorce proceedings are taken aback by the fact that they will have to be in the same room with their spouse, and often have to sit next to them as well. As advised by your divorce lawyer, Bloomingdale residents might be recommended to not communicate with their spouse, or to keep it to a minimum. There is nothing wrong with be cordial with the other party, but you should not be discussing aspects of your life, or specifics about the case, as this can be problematic for your case, but also because there is a good chance that one person or the other will react and make a scene.

*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Butash Law Group*

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Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...

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