The Do's and Don'ts After a Car Accident
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The Do's and Don'ts After a Car Accident

I was recently involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, since it was my first accident, I was scatter-brained and anxious. What I did not realize at the time was that the actions you take immediately after the accident can affect a personal injury case and the outcome of that case. I wanted to find a way to share my experiences and mistakes with other. Since the Internet is so popular, I figured this would be a great way to do so. While you likely aren't planning on being in an accident soon, if you are, hopefully you remember some of the tips I share on this website.

The Do's and Don'ts After a Car Accident

Family Law: 3 Issues That Might Prolong Your Divorce Process

Yvonne Russell

The decision to part ways with your spouse is not easy and may affect several other aspects of your life. Therefore, it may be your wish to end the process as soon as possible when you file for divorce. That will enable you to move on with your life with as little pain and emotional stress as possible. But, unfortunately, that may not be the case if you encounter any of the following issues.

Your Partner Doesn't Disclose Their Earnings and Assets

Your divorce case might take longer if your partner is reluctant to disclose their earnings. They can do this in an attempt to lower child or spousal support. Besides, they can avoid revealing some of their assets so as not to share them with you. 

In that case, it is prudent to hire a private investigator to unearth any offshore accounts your spouse could have. Additionally, it may be essential to get a court order to compel your partner to reveal their earnings and taxes. Unfortunately, these processes may prolong the case. 

Your Partner is Pregnant

If your spouse becomes pregnant before or during your divorce process, you may have to wait several weeks or months to complete the case. This is because the judge presiding over the divorce might not allow it to proceed until your partner delivers. 

However, that will enable the court to determine the child's paternity and enable the judge to deliver a favorable judgment on child custody and support when ruling on your case. Therefore, regardless of how fast you want to get over the divorce, it might not be easy if you discover that your spouse is pregnant.

You Want to Revenge the Divorce

Naturally, getting divorce papers from your partner can be devastating. Because of that, you might resolve to do everything in your power to complicate the case. For example, you can decide to challenge the decision in court. 

Another way to seek revenge is by compelling your partner to pay more child support than they should. Unfortunately, such attempts towards revenge make it hard to reach an amicable solution, causing the case to take longer to finalize.

Your divorce gets more complicated if you face any of the above issues. That is why it is advisable to consult a reputable family law practitioner as soon as you decide to part ways with your partner. A proficient divorce lawyer will guide you on the right path to follow in order to wrap up the divorce in the shortest time possible.

Contact a family law office near you to learn more.