Top 10 Mistakes Fathers Make
So, it appears that your marriage is over, there is no reasonable chance of reconciliation and you are seriously considering filing for divorce. If you find yourself in this position, there are specific actions that you can and should undertake that can have far-reaching consequences now and into the future that will affect your financial stability and the relationship with your children.
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Every day, attorney Doug Krompier represents men faced with challenging family law issues, standing by their side, protecting their rights and carrying out one mission: to see that men are treated equally by the court and are afforded the very same rights that their wife is given.
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After countless years of representing clients throughout New Jersey, attorney Doug Krompier has had cases involving just about every situation you can imagine. While every case is unique, there are several mistakes that our office has witnessed that should be avoided in just about every case.
Attorney Doug Krompier’s Top 10 Mistakes Fathers Make in a Divorce
- Leaving the marital home before or at the start of the divorce: Unless a Court Order tells you that you must move out of your home, do not pack your boxes and move out before talking to an attorney.
- Signing agreements before consulting an attorney: It is never a good idea to sign a formal or informal agreement without discussing your situation with an experienced divorce attorney who understands your situation and has helped you weigh the pros and cons of such an agreement. This includes making agreements on paper, text messages or e-mails, formal or informal.
- Using legal information on the Internet to make decisions about the merit of your case: Competent, professional legal advice and consultation should be the result of meeting with a licensed and experienced divorce attorney. You should only rely on advice after that divorce attorney fully understands your situation and the relevant facts of your case.
- Freely discussing the likelihood of divorce with your wife, kids, friends or relatives: Your support network is likely already aware that there are issues with your marriage. Again, discussing details with those around you should only be done after talking with an experienced divorce attorney. There may be important legal and strategic reasons for waiting to tell people that you are divorcing.
- Posting information or sharing details on social networking sites: This mistake can result in the most damage to your case. This also goes hand-in-hand with the number four (4) mistake of discussing things with your friends and family. While you may be careful of what you are positing online, information from other people can sometimes have serious ramifications on the result of your case and can and will likely be used as evidence against you in Court.
- Entering into a mediation session without consulting with an attorney: This should be self explanatory at this point, but any type of alternative dispute resolution or attempt to legally resolve your divorce should only be done after you have talked with an experienced divorce attorney who has provided you with a detailed analysis of your entire case.
- Making substantial changes in your employment: This includes men who quit their job, reduce their hours, take on and/or resign from a second job, or change professions at or near the time they separate from their wives. . Many divorce issues, including child support and alimony can be based on your prior earning capacity and your wife may argue that you are voluntarily unemployed or underemployed.
- Entering into investments or making major purchases shortly before a divorce: When it comes time to divide your property in the divorce, purchases that you make during the “divorce planning” period and/ or after separation an/or after the complaint for divorce has been filed can still be considered marital property. Discuss these concerns with an experienced attorney.
- Allowing excessive credit card purchases or spending: Just as the assets will be divided in the divorce process, so will the debts. Be careful of allowing unbridled credit card use or extravagant shopping trips prior to the filing of the complaint for divorce.
- Discussing your divorce case with your children: Even if you have a close relationship with your kids, you should be very careful of discussing adult matters with your children. It is especially important that you refrain from speaking ill of your wife to your children and discussing custody choices with them, as that increases the chances that you will be accused of
parental alienation and this could impact the custody decision.
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