Going through a divorce is challenging for many people. Your whole life is turned upside down, and many changes are bound to take place. In a lot of cases, you will not be happy with the immediate changes occurring in your life.
Thankfully, getting over the hurdles early on is the most challenging part. By looking at the big picture, you’ll see there are numerous advantages to dealing with temporary effects now. Understanding the impacts of these effects can help you get through them and ensure you have the legal help you need.
From money issues to custody, browse through some temporary effects of divorce that may seem like a huge burden now but can really help lay the foundation for the future.
1. Frozen Assets & Accounts
Money is one of the more complicated aspects when it comes to divorce. Separating accounts, figuring out different assets, and spreading them evenly can take some time. As your accounts get frozen, it's important to wait it out and let a lawyer complete the work for you.
If you attempt to hide money, get into the accounts, or cause interference, you will only create more problems in the long run. Keep working, budget for the temporary time, and wait for the situation to unfold. You may end up losing a lot more if you try to do things with the money you're not supposed to.
A lawyer can provide you with straightforward advice on how to proceed in certain situations and help you gain financial ground for the future.
2. Child Support Payments
As the divorce procedure goes through, you may have to start paying child support payments. While you might not agree with initial payment amounts or arrangements, following them is essential for keeping things going smooth.
If you fail to pay your child support payments as ordered or agreed, you will still owe them in the future and have even bigger penalties. A lawyer can fight for a hearing on the child support payments, but you should still make payments if requested, in the meantime. Keeping consistent payments will ensure you are following the judge's orders and completing everything you're supposed to.
In the end, the money is going to support your child, so paying comes with direct benefits. If you feel like the payments are too large, budget as much as you can while a lawyer tries to expedite the child support payment process. Cutting out extra costs can help you afford the payments until a better solution is available.
3. Child Custody Agreements
Along with child support, you may not like the initial child custody arrangement. Following the custody arrangement to the exact setup can showcase your maturity and responsibility during a divorce. Even if your direct visitation is limited to fewer days than you expect, you can still make contact through phone calls, video chat, and other types of messages.
The ability to stay connected is very possible, until the agreement is changed to something you seek. Try not to hold grudges over small details like weekend visits, vacation schedules, or holidays. Keep an open mind, and trust your lawyer to move forward and help you in the best ways possible.
By taking extra days or skipping out on visits, a judge may see you as unreliable and change the custody agreement to something not in your favor. Keep track of visits, and have as many details of your custody arrangement available to help your case.
For help getting through a divorce seamlessly and easily, contact our professionals at Hart Law Offices, P.C. We have years of experience dealing with all different types of divorce cases.