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3 things your divorce lawyer knows

Houston divorce lawyers handle numerous divorces every year. That means they tend to be highly familiar with common situations that arise during divorce proceedings. In fact, you might think that a difficult issue is unique to your situation, but your divorce lawyer has probably seen a similar scenario numerous times before.

Here are a few things your divorce lawyer knows about ending a marriage that you might not have thought of before:

-- Keeping your emotions in check is key: When you let your emotions go to extremes -- whether it's sadness, anger, happiness or depression -- you start to lose touch with the logical, business mind that's essential to a stress-free and successful divorce. If you become spiteful, for example, and start to fight for no reason, it could delay your proceedings and create more headache, confusion and court costs. Always check with your lawyer before inadvertently making a rash decision.

-- Do you think it belongs to you? Better think again: It's a big mistake to assume that a specific asset is your personal property. Always ask a divorce lawyer about high-value assets before you add them to the list of things you plan to keep through your divorce proceedings. Unfortunately, a lot of the possessions you've come to know as "yours" could be subject to division.

-- Make large purchases prior to your divorce filing: After you file for divorce, you could be temporarily barred from making a significant purchase. Financial restraining orders preventing you from making a big purchase are common after a divorce filing.

There are a lot more pieces of information that your divorce lawyer will be able to advise you on with regard to your Texas divorce proceedings. Be sure to ask your divorce attorney any questions that come to mind before and during your divorce process.

Source: The Huffington Post, "40 Secrets Only Divorce Attorneys Know," Lia Sestric, accessed May 26, 2017

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