Divorce Dangers

Our Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers Protect You

The simplest divorce can get ugly rather quickly.

When spouses skip the divorce planning stage, mistakes are made, tricks are played and they may not be able to think clearly or make the best decisions. Some become so angry or upset that they fail to protect themselves or their children from unfair settlements. Others will push every button, attack on every front and totally disregard the truth.

This can happen to any couple — regardless of whether they are going through a contested divorce, uncontested divorce, high-asset divorce, high-conflict divorce, LGBT divorce, military divorce or even mediation or collaborative divorce. The best way to protect yourself is to hire an experienced divorce and family law attorney, like those at Pollack Law Group. One of our biggest assets at PLG 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 pitfalls of divorce.

The Top Four Divorce Pitfalls to Avoid

Having handled more than 1,000 divorces, the attorneys at Pollack Law Group, P.C. 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.

We also know some of the biggest mistakes people should try to avoid. These include the following:

1. Handling Your Own Case

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

2.Use of 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, including email records, text messages, posts on social networking sites and other electronic documents.

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

3. False Allegations of Abuse

In an attempt to get custody or otherwise malign a spouse’s reputation, husbands and wives may make 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 make such an allegation 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 attorneys as soon as possible.

4. Common Tricks

Avoid using tricks in your divorce to help you 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 on your part, it can reflect poorly on your character and actually harm your case.

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At Pollack Law Group, P.C. we 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.

Former clients claim our team of attorneys are “the bestlawyers 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.

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