Divorce court is not something that results in vindication and punishment for your spouse, and a Phoenix divorce attorney can help explain why. The purpose of divorce court is solely to resolve disputes. If you are unable to come to agreements with your ex-spouse, it is the judge who will decide on many important aspects of your life, and it may not go in your favor. It is therefore important to communicate with your Phoenix divorce lawyer to determine how you can best go about your divorce in order to come to a conclusion you are happy with. If you are eager for your day in court and believe that divorce court is the best way to get justice for the wrongs your spouse has committed against you, you may want to reevaluate. You may also want to reevaluate if you believe the judge will sympathize with you and cater to your desires by punishing your spouse and rewarding your suffering. You will be disappointed if this is what you expect. The only thing running to divorce court does is let the world know about your personal business. It will not solve your problems. If anything, it may make your problems worse. Contrary to popular belief, vindication and punishment is not what divorce court is all about. The purpose of a divorce trial is simply dispute resolution, nothing more. For example, if you and your spouse cannot agree on how to parent your children and divide your assets, the judge will make those decisions for you. Since you and you alone know how to parent your children and which assets are valuable to you, this is not something you want a stranger to handle. Divorce trials are also expensive, both financially and emotionally. They cause a loss of control over your property, money and family. Remember that the judge who will be making these decisions is no smarter than you. He or she knows little about your life and your spouse’s life. He or she does not know your children and does not know or care which assets hold sentimental value. These are things that you are better off dealing with on your own, with your spouse and your lawyer, instead of in divorce court. If you start going to court, you are likely to continue to be stuck in that cycle until your youngest child reaches adulthood.
Contact a Phoenix Divorce Attorney
For more information on how a Phoenix divorce lawyer can help you, contact the Law Offices of Janice M. Palmer, P.C. at (888) 352-7725.