Divorce Dangers

The simplest divorce can get quite ugly rather quickly. When spouses skip the divorce planning stage, mistakes are made, tricks are played and spouses find it difficult to think clearly and make the best decisions. Some husbands and wives are so angry that they simply fail to protect themselves or their children from unfair settlements. Others will push every button, attack on every front and totally disregard the truth.

It happens to all couples, whether they are going through a contested divorce, uncontested divorce, high-asset divorce, high-conflict divorce, LGBT divorce, military divorce or even a collaborative divorce. One of our biggest assets at Pollack Law Group is our top-notch legal team, which includes more than 20 attorneys, paralegals and staff with more than 100 years of combined experience. If you or your spouse is considering divorce, our divorce attorneys can help you avoid the common dangers of divorce.

The Top Four Divorce Pitfalls to Avoid

Having handled more than 1,000 divorces, the attorneys at Pollack Law Group, P.C. (PLG) recognize the “red flags” – those early danger signs of divorce that must be acted on but often are not. Bank accounts are drained, credit cards are cancelled, assets are hidden, and restraining orders are filed based on false allegations of abuse.

As a team, former clients claim we are “the best lawyers money can buy.”
Whether through negotiation, mediation, litigation, or the collaborative process, we size up cases quickly and creatively negotiate and craft intricate settlement agreements rather than fighting over anything and everything.

1. Handling Your Own Case

Most people going through a divorce have little to no experience with the family court system in Massachusetts, so the process can leave them overwhelmed and confused. We strongly recommend retaining an attorney for your divorce. Our divorce attorneys have handled more than 1,000 divorce cases, both in and out of court, in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and throughout New England. If you’re considering divorce, call us for a free consultation to discuss how we could help you.

2. Social Media During Divorce

If a divorce is in your future, you should think twice before posting anything on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social networking site. Divorce and family law attorneys regularly use electronic discovery to recover information from home computers, email records, text messages, social networking sites, and other sources. Imagine the damage when either you or your spouse reveal:

  • Disparaging comments about the other spouse
  • Pictures of alcohol consumption or drug use
  • Pictures of a girlfriend or boyfriend
  • Pictures of your children in a setting that suggests inappropriate supervision

Cell phones also may have stalker apps and GPS records that your spouse's attorney can use to find out where you were on a certain day.

3. False Allegations of Abuse

In an attempt to get custody or otherwise malign a spouse’s reputation, husbands and wives can give false allegations of abuse. The situations these allegations arise out of are often exaggerated, misconstrued, twisted or outright fabricated. Giving a false allegation of abuse is one of the oldest tricks in the books, and it is not uncommon for one spouse to claim it during divorce proceedings in order to gain the upper hand. If you are under investigation for domestic violence or child abuse, contact one of our experienced attorneys as soon as possible.

4. Common Tricks

Avoid making your divorce about what tricks you can pull to secure the best outcome. We find it is always best to take the high road and be honest throughout the process. After all, if the judge finds out about any dishonesty, it can reflect poorly on you and actually harm your case.

Contact an Experienced Massachusetts Divorce Attorney at PLG

At Pollack Law Group, our lawyers can help you navigate the brave new world of divorce, social media and electronic discovery, common tricks and more. Contact us for guidance in any issue that may arise in your divorce.

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