There is a common misconception that “women always win custody” of children in a divorce. Some people want a “divorce lawyer for men”. Statistically, women do gain primary custody of the children after a divorce however, there is nothing in Texas law giving women and advantage over men. Here at The Rudisel Law Firm, P.C. we treat each case the same regardless of gender, we fight relentlessly to win for our clients and their families. Contact your divorce lawyer for men today for a complimentary consultation.
Below are some tips for men going through a divorce.
- Do Not Leave the Home
- Avoid Confrontation
- Gather Documents
- Maintain the Status Quo
Do Not Leave the Home
A spouse cannot simply evict the other spouse because a divorce is filed. The courts will decide who stays in the marital home if an agreement cannot be reached. Stay in the home with the children unless the environment becomes volatile or unworkable. If you do leave the home, follow the tips below.
Divorce can be emotional and often times spouse engage in heated arguments. It is important to avoid confrontation in the beginning stages of divorce because the police may become involved and often times an arrest is made simply to keep the peace. An arrest or even a police report can have severe consequences in gaining custody of children during a divorce.
The courts always consider the “best interest of the children” when presiding over a divorce case. It is best to avoid confrontation in front of children. The idea of parents separating is emotionally taxing on children. Do your best to make the children as comfortable as possible during the initial separation. Do not discuss the details of the divorce with the children under any circumstance.
Men often time leave the home upon separation and leave important documents behind such as tax returns, social security numbers and financials. These documents are important and your lawyer will need them to prepare your case. Make copies of important papers as it will save time and money and assist your lawyer in representing you.
Maintain the Status Quo
If you decide to leave the martial home, make sure life continues as normal as possible for the children. This may be difficult to do however it is important that the children’s live remain consistent. If you are the primary financial support for the family, make sure the household bills and extracurricular activities are maintained until a settlement can be negotiated or the case goes before the court.
We dedicate a substantial part of our practice to men going through a divorce. If you are looking for a divorce lawyer for men or would like more information on men’s rights, contact us today.