Make A Great Impression In The Courtroom

Make A Great Impression In The Courtroom

5 Ways To Protect Your Rights During The Process Of Divorce

by Richard Ramirez

If you are in the process of getting a divorce, you can feel very vulnerable, especially if your spouse tries to take control of the situation. However, you shouldn't be worried because there are plenty of laws put in place that are going to help you protect your rights during this time. In order to be sure that you have a right to be protected, it is important that know of these five ways to help protect yourself:

  1. Never Conceal or Destroy Property: Any property owned by your spouse or that is owned jointly should not be destroyed or concealed from the court. Doing this gives the judge a reason to believe that your spouse deserves more out of the divorce order than you. It will be much more difficult for you to defend your actions if this is done.
  2. Never Hide or Move Children: If you have children that are involved, it is important that you never hide them from your spouse or move them away from jurisdiction during the process of divorce. If you do this, the custody agreement will play out more in favor for your spouse. If you are concerned that your spouse is going to try and take the kids for an unfair amount of time, then you can proceed with a court order that legally sets aside appropriate amounts of time for each spouse to spend with the children.
  3. Never Use Credit Cards in Spouse's Name: You should never take advantage of your spouse's finances during this time. It will appear as if you are not deserving enough to receive a fair amount of the division of income once it is decided upon. If you have any joint accounts together, it's a good idea to receive a court order that provides special protection to prevent either spouse from spending too much or from even being able to use the card at all. 
  4. Don't Threaten Your Spouse: Making threats against your spouse is one way that you can lose some of your rights during the divorce process. This is because the court judge will typically favor the spouse who seems stable enough to be able to handle more of the property, the children, and more.
  5. Don't Ignore Court Orders: Multiple court orders can be set in place temporarily while the divorce is taking place. It is important that you do not ignore these orders, in which case you will not be putting yourself in good light with the judge. 

By knowing these five ways to protect yourself, you will know exactly how to act and behave during the divorce process to ensure that your rights are protected once your court date is taking place. It's best to have a divorce attorney by your side during this time who can help you better understand the laws of protecting your rights in your particular state. Visit for more information.


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Make A Great Impression In The Courtroom

Hello, I'm Phillip Kerr and I just love the legal profession and courtroom drama. Have you ever watched judge shows on TV? I know that these shows are not an accurate representation of the courtroom, but there is something you may have noticed. Some individuals come into the courtroom well-dressed, articulate, respectful and with the knowledge and documents necessary to support a case, while others come unprepared, slovenly dressed and appear as if they do not have a care in the world. How you present yourself and the knowledge that you have of the law will have an impact on how you are treated, even if you have legal representation. This blog is designed to assist those who are going to trial in doing just that.