This is Step #4 in the process of your divorce strategy education.
The development of your Best Divorce strategy cannot take place in a vacuum. For your Best Divorce strategy to be realistic and effective, it must be designed after taking into account the procedural stages of your divorce once it starts in the court system, and the timing of those stages.
Although your Best Divorce strategy may be designed to avoid litigation, it is important at this point to have a general idea of what will likely happen through the court system if your case is not resolved quickly.
You Don’t Have to Know Everything
Entire books have been written about the process and procedure of divorce litigation. Those books are useful to the lawyers, but can be overwhelming and confusing to everyone else.
Frankly, there is no need for you to memorize or even try to understand the rules of procedure. To save you this unnecessary “pleasure.” As with learning the basics of divorce laws, you just need a general understanding of what is important. You don’t need to be an expert.
Only Bother With What’s Important
My recommendation is learn only the general basics of the divorce court process and timing. You can do this by watching/listening to the Basics of Divorce Process & Procedure Overview webinar, or the eBook on the same subject.
Both the video, audio, and book are available in the My Best Divorce member area. If you are not yet a member, you should be. The membership is free. And when you join you’ll also get access to the My Best Divorce Basics Series course, which contains hours of lessons designed to take you from knowing nothing to being prepared to have the Best Divorce possible.
As you go through the material, you should make a note of any questions that come up specific to your situation. You will then cover these issues shortly down the line when you consult with a divorce lawyer and refine your Best Divorce strategy.
If the thought of learning divorce procedure makes you want to fall asleep you can always take the easy way out and consult with an experienced divorce lawyer who can probably tell you what you need to know in a one-hour office meeting.
That said, the Basics of Divorce Process & Procedure Overview webinar takes less than an hour. You can download the audio file and listen to it quicker than it probably would take you to find a good divorce lawyer and drive their office.
Out of risk of delaying cash flow to my profession, my recommendation is to learn now through the resources in the My Best Divorce member area and save the lawyers for a little bit later (you’ll probably have enough of lawyers soon anyway…).
In the next lesson of your divorce strategy education we cover how to get organized and figure out what you want out of the divorce- which might just be the most important thing for you to do.