Family law is tough. It is tough to go through, deal with, and be involved in.
It can also be unfair. But wait, the Judge has to be fair, right? Yes, but the Judge’s definition of fair and yours will be different.
Also, the whole circumstance may be unfair. You can live your best life and still find yourself in the divorce attorney’s office.
The handful of times that I have seen even good results feel bad is when one party is just not ready. They did not want a divorce. They did not want to be in my office. And, they did not do anything (or any one thing) to result in needing a divorce.
These are often the hardest circumstances. The client may be right. This may all be unfair, but it nonetheless is happening.
So what do you do if you realize it’s too soon and you’re not ready? Get an experienced lawyer. Confer with experts; a counselor, a CPA or financial planner, your pastor, your trusted family and friends.
Get prepared and be intentional, even if you don’t want to.
Matthew Thompson is a child custody and divorce lawyer in Mississippi and knows when it’s too soon. However, the law doesn’t always allow for the mental processing necessary for all clients.