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SHOULD YOU RELY ON ADVICE FROM YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS DURING YOUR DIVORCE?

Your family and friends want the best for you during your divorce and have good intentions. They all want to support you through the process of resolving your divorce. Unfortunately, the advice of family and friends is most of the times not correct and may cause you more harm than good.

Do your family and friends know the divorce laws in your state? Do they know the totality of your financial situation: The identity and value of your assets? The amount of your debt? How much you and your spouse earn per year? How much you spend? If not, how can your family and friends possibly give you good advice?

It's perfectly fine to use your family and friends for emotional support and to vent. It’s best not to follow their advice on what you are entitled to receive from your divorce or what you should do about issues arising during your divorce.

It’s best to leave that advice to your attorney. Your attorney has the education, training and experience to look after your best interests in your divorce.

This insight into the law is provided by Michael S. Bailey, Esq. of the law firm of Bailey & Gunderson Co., L.P.A., with offices in Norwood and Western Hills. Phone: (513) 631-0022.

 

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