Divorce proceedings do not have to be tumultuous affairs. Parties who were married, assumedly who once loved one-another enough to be married in the first place, can proceed in a civil fashion such as in “collaborative divorce.” And yet, emotions too often get the best of people, especially when it involves a cheating spouse, domestic violence issues, or when the divorce involves children and a dispute over child custody.
In those instances, it seems like the gloves come off. Family law matters can turn into rancorous legal battles, where the litigants may literally spend tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees just to make a point or settle an emotional score. Much of anxiety associated with divorce, separation, child custody, and support is related to not knowing what to do or who to trust.
Here are some Straight Tips from a Charlotte Divorce Lawyer and courtroom advocate, Bill Powers.