If you are going to insist on getting even with a former spouse during an acrimonious contested or high asset divorce, you should be prepared for a number of worst-case scenarios you will have to deal with for the rest of your life:
1) Everyone in your neighborhood, and your county, and the state, nation and world, thanks to the reach of the internet, will know your Arizona family’s deep, dark secrets when revealed in open court.
2) Your child or children will have access to this damning material in future years. If they are not emotionally affected by these bulletins in the here and now, they very well could be during their adulthoods.
3) Litigation costs a lot of money — a LOT of money. You could very well be tossing out the financial “baby” with the bathwater, and still run the risk of losing.
And those are just three reasons why contested and high net worth divorce litigation are dangerous — for your reputation, for public consumption of what were once private problems, and for what your children think of you, once the truth is known.
There are ways around these consequences, if an experienced divorce and family law attorney can be given just a moment to talk sense to you. You can mediate or negotiate your differences with your spouse privately. You can come to an agreement that no one has access to — one you might be able to live with for years to come.
You have a right to protect your interests and investments in your marriage without harm coming to how people think of you. You have an obligation to those you love most, your children, to minimize the damage of a court battle that may produce no winners whatsoever.
Above all, you need to decide whether you want to make the good-faith effort to undo the damage of your marriage yourself or allow strangers in a court to make uninformed decisions on your behalf.
Steven Zachary is a family law and divorce lawyer who truly cares about your future. In Gilbert, Arizona, the Zachary Law Group believes that every problem has a solution. You can ignore it, you can postpone it, litigate it expensively or use other less destructive methods to … “Zach it.” Call today and take your worries away. For an initial consultation, call 480-389-3533 or send an email message.