Your attorney's job is to protect your legal rights during your Pasadena divorce, but that does not mean that you should step away and let him or her handle everything. You may not have gone to law school, but you understand your family’s needs. Communicating your desires clearly will help ensure that you receive a settlement you are happy with.
Visit the California Courts website to learn more about the procedures surrounding divorce, separation, child custody, and child support. Understanding the basic process that must be completed will help you be a more active participant in the divorce process.
If you have questions, do not be afraid to ask your attorney for clarification. Do not agree to any settlement that you do not fully understand. The decisions made during the divorce process will affect your life for many years to come, so it’s well worth the effort to make sure you are aware of the pros and cons of each option available to you.
Sometimes, sensitive information comes out during a divorce that you might find embarrassing. If you’re worried that your ex might try to use your drug use, alcoholism, mental health issues, or infidelity to cast doubt on your character, do not be afraid to discuss your concerns with your attorney. Your attorney’s job is to help, not make personal judgments about mistakes you may have made in the past. If you aren’t forthcoming with all of the relevant information, your attorney can’t help.
Ask your attorney to provide copies of all documents filed with the court and any correspondence with the opposing attorney for your personal records. Having these documents will be useful if you ever have reason to believe that your attorney is not representing your best interests.
How Can We Help?
Please call our office at (626) 683-8113 or email us at info@PasadenaLawOffice.com if you are in need of legal representation during your divorce. Our Pasadena divorce attorneys can handle concerns relating to the division of marital property, child custody, child support, spousal support and more.