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Suggestions that may make divorce court less intimidating

When the marriage vows were exchanged, the focus was more on making the event memorable and joyous. When it comes time to make an appearance before a divorce judge, the focus is more about getting through the process as smoothly as possible. There are some suggestions that may prove helpful for Kentucky residents who are preparing for their own day in court.

There are many details that must be attended to when the court day arrives, the first of which is to be as prepared as possible. Consulting with an experienced attorney can go a long way in ensuring one is able to state his or her case clearly and concisely, including having all pertinent paperwork and financial documents ready ahead of time. It may also improve one's case to have an understanding of how the courtroom works and ensuring that one presents a respectable appearance.

In addition, it is recommended that one writes down points that he or she wants the court to consider while waiting patiently for the chance to state one's case. It is also beneficial to leave cellular devices turned off and out of sight, as judges are not favorable toward these types of disruptions. When a spouse needs to present his or her case concerning financial aspects, it is suggested that he or she presents a reasonable request. Asking for an amount beyond what seems reasonable to the court may be counterproductive.

While a divorce trial can be an emotionally charged time, remaining calm and pleasant to the court and support personnel is more likely to cause the judge to consider one's case favorably. The prospect of appearing before a family court can be a nerve-wracking experience. However, being carefully prepared will both ease anxiety and allow one to present the case in a professional manner. Kentucky residents who are preparing to begin their own divorce process may benefit from the assistance and guidance of their own family law attorney.

Source: HuffPost, "9 Mistakes That Will End Up Costing You In Divorce Court", Brittany Wong, Jan. 29, 2018

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