Regardless of whether it’s you or your spouse making the decision to get divorced and no matter how much you wish it wasn’t happening to you, the question you need to ask is what you need to do to take the charge of your divorce.
While it is tempting to push it away, and let someone else deal with it for you, there is no escape: you’re going to have to cut through the confusion and work through the divorce process. You have to take responsibility, because this is your life and what happens now will have a fundamental impact on your future.
Staying in charge will give you a much better outcome, as will planning ahead and being prepared for the divorce process.
Henry S. Gornbein, the author of Divorce Demystified, Everything You Need To Know Before Filing for Divorce, joins me for this episode of Conversations About Divorce to shed some light on
- the first steps to taking charge of your divorce,
- why going to trial may be good for your attorney but bad for you,
- who are the toughest clients, and
- the four letter word that begins with F that you seek in your divorce process (not what you think).
Henry S. Gornbein is a partner with the law firm of Lippitt O’Keefe Gorbein PLLC in Birmingham, Michigan. He has been working in family law for over forty years and has several publications: he is the author of the “Spousal Support” chapter of Michigan Family Law; author of the “Case of the Issue” for the Family Law Section Journal, State Bar of Michigan. His latest book, Divorce Demystified, Everything You Need To Know Before Filing for Divorce, is now available on Amazon.