Going through a divorce makes you feel naturally protective. You’re not sure who you can trust and exactly how much you need to reveal. The one person you need to be absolutely honest with is your divorce attorney. Here are five things you absolutely must share with your attorney.
- Your true income. You may be trying to characterize your income as less to position yourself for a better strategy in child support, spousal support or a property settlement, but you’ve got to put your cards on the table when talking with your attorney. The only way you can get useful advice is if you offer up all the facts about that you earn.
- What kind of custody arrangement you really want. It’s no secret child custody can sometimes be used as a bargaining chip in negotiations. Your attorney needs to know if you really and truly want to be the residential parent and what kind of parenting plan will really work for you if he or she is to negotiate properly in your case.
- Everything bad that your ex is going to say about you. Your attorney can present the best case possible if he or she is fully prepared for everything your ex is going to throw at you. Don’t withhold information about a DUI, child neglect case, addiction, arrest, or anything else in your background that you feel paints you in a negative light.
- Your assets. If you think you can hide assets, you’ll be surprised when your spouse’s attorney finds them. Be honest with your attorney about your assets so that you can together create a feasible settlement plan.
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