My name is Danielle Diaz. One of the things I've learned in life, both inside and outside the courtroom, is that it is important to not see others as your enemy. Even though you may see the prosecutor as your enemy, he or she is just trying to do a job. It may be possible that you can get a prosecutor or the judge to be sympathetic and get him or her on your side. In order to accomplish this, you need to understand the law. I feel that most individuals do not understand the law, which is why I was motivated to create this blog.
Filing for divorce is a very difficult process and you might feel overwhelmed as you take this big step. If you take steps to protect your privacy and gather any necessary documents, you will be more likely to have a better outcome with your divorce.
Categorize and Separate Your Assets
Begin by creating an inventory of both your marital assets and the assets that are separate from those of your partner. However, you might be confused about how your assets should be categorized. If this is the case, you will want to consult with an experienced divorce attorney who can guide you through the process.
Marital property is any property that is jointly owned by a couple. For example, the house that you and your partner own together is considered marital property. However, if you do not go to the trouble to separate your own property, it will also be considered marital property.
Protect Your Privacy On Social Media
Make sure to set your social media accounts to private. You will want to make sure that nothing said on social media can be used against you. Do not say anything on social media that you would not want to be read in a courtroom.
This might be more difficult than you might think since you might receive a message that is meant to bait you into giving a response. If you are concerned about whether you should make a particular response, bring this up with your divorce lawyer and ask about how you should communicate during your divorce online.
Safeguard Your Devices
Don't let your partner have access to any devices that you frequently use unless you have removed all data that could be used against you. For example, a text message you sent your ex could be taken out of context.
Don't Talk About Your Divorce
Whenever doing anything within the legal realm, it's a good idea not to discuss the details of your divorce with anyone not involved in your case. Statements that you make can affect:
The judge might even explicitly forbid you from discussing a particular aspect of your case.
While you have the right to privacy, you will need to turn over any information that is requested by a judge. For example, you will need to turn over information regarding any accounts you own including bank and investment accounts. For more information, reach out to a divorce attorney.