We all know this: divorce is EXPENSIVE and time-consuming. You’ll probably be working with a lawyer to mediate the division of assets and handle court proceedings. If your divorce isn’t amicable, you might be tempted to reach out to your lawyer with every piece of evidence that paints your Ex in a bad light or to use them as a shoulder to lean on when your emotions are running high. But every minute with your lawyer spent dishing out legal wisdom and divorce advice is precious money flying from your pocket.
A lawyer’s focus is your divorce—handling all the legal aspects in as timely a manner as possible. Of course, the lawyer is on YOUR side, but did you know you have your own set of responsibilities in the lawyer/client relationship? What’s more, a divorce lawyer is not the only person you might want or need on your team during this trying time.
You need an entire support system to get you through your divorce. A lawyer is not a therapist, a divorce coach, or a loved one. And while a good lawyer or legal professional can make all the difference in how smooth and timely your divorce process and recovery is, they cannot be your everything right now, nor should they be.
In this short video, Liza Caldwell and Kimberly Mishkin discuss some often looked over divorce advice so you can avoid making a mistake so many women are guilty of (including us).
Since 2012, SAS for Women is entirely dedicated to the unique challenge’s women face when considering, navigating and recovering from the divorce experience. You are invited to meet SAS through a complimentary consultation. You deserve knowing the smartest, healthiest next steps for yourself and for your family.