The biggest mistake most divorcing couples make is to assume that it is necessary to immediately run to an agressive lawyer and begin this process. But all too often, through the process of posturing (taking extreme positions to gain negotiating advantage) and “take no prisoners” litigation, well-meaning family lawyers only pour gasoline on the fire of family conflict. If you are embarking on the path of divorce, you need to make good decisions early in the case, for the benefit of your finances and your children. The best outcomes come when the parties have support from others going through what they are going through, are fully informed of their rights and obligations under the family code, and when they are able to resolve differences without resorting to court battles.

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