So your marriage is over. Regardless of how many years the union lasted or what stage in your life you are at right now, divorce can be a complicated and overwhelming ordeal. Many people feel lost when facing the uphill battle of dividing assets and negotiating custody, but luckily there are steps you can take to make the process a little easier for yourself. The attorneys of Neal Ashmore Family Law Group have compiled a few simple tips to help you make it out the other side.
DO wait to date. You may think that once divorce papers have been filed, you’re free to reenter the dating pool, but dating is an easy way to cause friction with your ex. If you are unable to abide by this rule, then only go on a date to places where you will not be seen by your spouse, friends or relatives.
DON’T buy any “big ticket” items. Everything you own is presumed to be community property at the time of filing for divorce.
DO snap pics. Take plenty of happy pictures of you and your children. Share these memories with your attorney. Records of all the “good times” could help your case.
DON’T spy on your spouse. Certain surveillance tactics, such as using spyware, may be illegal and could result in you being found to be in contempt of court if discovered by the judge. This could result in fines and jail time, or could even affect the outcome of the divorce.
Our team of four lawyers provides clients with efficient and effective representation using extensive family law experience. Each of our attorneys is AV-rated based on Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review system that reflects our lawyers’ ability and professionalism.
Bill Neal handles the most complex family law cases but his approach is very simple: protect the client at every turn. He is Board-Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists with over three decades of experience.
Jim Ashmore has a reputation that precedes him as one of the most formidable family law attorneys around. With over 100 cases under his belt, clients know they can count on Jim to help them through their most difficult situations. Jim handles divorce, child custody, and contested probate cases. He has also been appointed by the courts in Denton and Dallas counties to represent children involved in divorce cases.
Jake Collier has extensive training in mediation and arbitration to resolve any issues that may come up during divorce and custody cases. He previously served as the Judge of the 158th Judicial District County for 8 years. During that time, he presided over more than 100 jury trials, 1000 non-jury trials, and thousands of adversary hearings. Jake is a Qualified Mediator by the State Bar of Texas and has been for over two decades. He also served as a Municipal Judge in Lewisville from 1973-1979.
Scott Rewak has devoted his career to guiding people through their unique family law matters. He is highly experienced in cases involving divorce, child custody, modifications, paternity suits and premarital agreements, both in court trials and alternative dispute resolution arenas. Scott is licensed to practice law in Texas, New York and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.