What can I do to keep my self busy now that I am getting divorced?
On the legal side of your life:
Pour a good portion of your extra time (if you have any) into cooperating with your divorce lawyer to ensure you prepare and make the best case you can. I can’t tell you how often what would otherwise be a strong to solid case has significantly faltered or even failed because the client to simply didn’t give enough attention to his or her own case.
- Educate yourself on how divorce law works. Go online and read good divorce blogs. Go to the library and find good books and read them too. You’ll be surprised how different divorce law is from what you assumed it is.
- The more you learn the law and how it operates, the better you will know what facts and evidence matter most. The less likely you will be disappointed in the way the law functions because you will know how it functions, as opposed to living in an ignorant dream world.
- Visit the courthouse and attend other people’s divorce hearings and trials (they are open to the public).
- I would also tell you to speak with people who have gone through the divorce process previously, but with a caution. Talk to divorced people to learn about what they experienced and how it made them feel. Ask them what they would have done the same and what they would have done different. Ask them what they found effective in dealing with the tumult of divorce.
- But generally do not ask a non-lawyers to explain divorce law or ask them for legal advice. I am still amazed (even after decades of hearing and reading the crazy and false stuff people believe about divorce) at the volume fantastically bad misinformation out there.
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