LawCall™ is a weekly, thirty minute call-in show about legal topics of interest. Each week, we discuss personal injury, auto accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, slip and fall, DUI accidents and birth injuries, as well as bankruptcy, family law, divorce, landlord and tenant law, dangerous and defective products, legislative matters, and current issues in the legal world. We take your calls LIVE every Sunday at 11:35pm. Call us at 1-877-525-LAWS (5297) during the show.
This Week On LawCall™ — Love and the Law
Love and the Law shouldn’t go together – especially on Valentine’s Day. But, if you’re going through a divorce or a custody battle, this probably isn’t your favorite holiday right now. It’s more important to figure out – what are your rights and legal options? To find out more, tune in to LawCall™ this Sunday, when Tallahassee personal injury attorney Dana Brooks and her guest, attorney J. Robert Boyd, Jr. will be discussing Love and the Law.
How long does it take to get a divorce? Who will get custody of the kids? What about those overdue child support payments? If you have a question about divorce, child custody, child support or any family law issue, give us a call. We’ve got the answers to your legal questions!
I think I want a divorce. What should I do first?
If you’ve decided you to get a divorce, we recommend getting the advice of three professionals: A psychologist, a certified financial planner, and a divorce lawyer. Getting divorced is difficult at best, and you need professionals who can help you make good decisions. They will offer solid advice that is in your best interest. Although you may just be learning to think of what is best for “you” and not “us”, these professionals won’t have the emotional attachments that you have, and can guide you through this challenging time.
Think It Over
It’s never a good idea to make a decision based solely on anger. Seeking the advice of a licensed therapist isn’t a sign of weakness, but of strength. A counselor can help you sort through all the emotions that are cluttering up your thinking, and help you find your inner strength. By enlisting the help of a licensed therapist, you’ll know if you divorce that you are making the right decision.
Don’t Be Careless
Now is an excellent time to make sure that your behavior is exemplary. If it hasn’t been in the past, you should make sure that you don’t have any embarrassing information available for your spouse to use against you. If you believe your divorce will be contentious, this is especially important.
Get It Together
A pundit once said that marriage is about love, and divorce is about money. While that’s not necessarily (or entirely) true, you are separating your financial interests. To be able to do that (and to get ready to meet with a financial planner) you need to get copies of all of your financial records. Doing so before you divorce will help you get a clear picture of your financial situation before you make a decision.
Seek Legal Advice
The personal injury attorneys at Tallahassee Law Firm Fasig & Brooks can help you if you have been injured, or if you need an attorney in another practice area of law, such as family law (divorce). For over 30 years, Fasig & Brooks has been a part of the legal community in Tallahassee and North Florida, and we have developed excellent relationships with lawyers in all practice areas. We will refer you to an attorney that we would use ourselves, and would recommend to a friend or family member. Give us a call at (850) 222-3232. An attorney is always available, day or night, weekday or weekend, to take your call.
LawCall™ features Tallahassee personal injury attorneys, Vinse Barrett, Jimmy Fasig, Dana Brooks, and Mark Nonni, plus guest attorneys from across North Florida who answer your questions on a different legal topic every Sunday. Long-time newscaster Frank Ranicky anchors the program.