Going through a divorce can be extremely stressful. You find yourself struggling to make it from one day to the next in an attempt to understand it all. Instead of stressing out over every little detail, you just have to do the best you can. You cannot allow the case to consume your everyday well-being. However, you do want to make sure that you aren't taken advantage of during the case. Here are a few things you need to do if you want to succeed in your family law case.
Show up early to court hearings.
You will have to go through a few different court hearings before everything is said and done. The worst thing you can do is fail to show up to court or show up late. You don't want the judge to be sitting there waiting on you. Be at court and ready to go at least 10-15 minutes early. This shows that you are prepared and ready to get things going with the case.
Bring proper documentation with you.
Make sure you take any documentation pertaining to your case with you. This means records of assets, debts and visitations with the kids. You want to prove that you are responsible and the one that the kids should be with. If there are any discrepancies in what the other party is saying, you can show your proof to the court and discredit the other person. This will go a long way in getting you what you deserve.
Do your part to be there for the kids.
Above all else, be there to support the kids as much as possible. They need to know that it isn't their fault that you two aren't together any longer. Supporting them and listening to them during their time of trouble will go a long way in helping them get through the case. Kids need love, support, and patience when having to get through the whole mess. Don't involve them with the whole case. Keep them out of it, and only talk about the case when they aren't around.
By doing the three things above, you can get through your case quickly and easily. While it might not be the most uneventful time of your life, it is one that you can get through with time and patience. Spend time talking over everything with your attorney to make sure you don't end up making a mistake that could jeopardize your case.