6 Tips From a Leading Calgary Divorce Law Firm: Part 3
April 15, 2016
In Parts 1 and 2 of this article, you got four tips from the experienced Calgary divorce lawyers here at GDE Family Law, one of Calgary's leading family law and divorce law firms.
From starting off by getting your paperwork in order to refraining from making any agreements without talking to a lawyer, through keeping an open mind during Alternative Dispute Resolution to finding a Calgary divorce lawyer you can trust, these tips will help your divorce proceed as smoothly, effectively, and stress-free as possible, and will get you on the road to your new life with the best outlook possible.
But we're not done yet! Here are our two final tips for taking control of your Calgary divorce and building a future you can face with pride.
5. Be Honest with Your Divorce Lawyer
Going through a divorce in the Calgary legal system isn't like the sensationalized divorces you see on TV or in movies, or the headlines you see on tabloid covers about celebrity divorces. Divorce isn't a heavily pitched battle, and you don't need to hide things from your divorce lawyer in order to "get away" with anything—in fact, trying to is far more likely to hurt your case.
Being open and honest with your divorce lawyer about your assets, your property, and other relevant issues will help ensure there are no surprises that damage your outcome down the line. Remember, your lawyer is someone who has knowledge of the law and experience handling divorces in the Calgary legal system; the right divorce lawyer will be able to develop a plan that works for you, but that plan can only be as effective as the information you give them.
6. Ask Questions and Keep Yourself Informed
Your divorce lawyer will handle a lot of the details for you, and it's nice to be able to set a lot of the paperwork drudgery aside. At the same time, it's your divorce, and you want to develop accurate expectations and stay informed about important updates. We encourage all of Calgary divorce clients to ask questions when something's not clear and to keep themselves informed about their divorce process—it's your future being built, after all!
A compassionate and experienced Calgary divorce lawyer works as your partner, helping you navigate the divorce process and providing guidance so you get an outcome that gives you the opportunity for the best future as you envision it. Lawyers advise, recommend, and do plenty of the heavy lifting, giving you the tools you need to make the choices that are right for you and your situation. The better informed you are, the more effective your partnership with your divorce lawyer will be.
Still Looking for a Lawyer? Call One of Calgary's Leading Divorce Law Firms
If you're preparing to file for divorce or have already started the process and are ready to speak to one of Calgary's premier divorce, please don't hesitate to contact us today.
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