Many of you hear of horrible temporary orders and emotionally draining trials in divorce. And that can happen, and Mr. Mason has fought such trials when it was absolutely necessary, and he has won more than his fair share. Except when “war” is absolutely necessary, a divorce should be seen as a diplomatic process of drafting a “peace treaty.”
Mr. Mason prefers to keep a family law case legally calm, even if the participants are emotionally hot. It is better for the kids if the parents do not fight. Children “feel” the heat, even if parents are trying to hide it. It is healthier if the emotional temperature drops as soon as possible. You will never stop being parents. It does not “end” when the children turn 18. So, it is best to start cooperation now.
Any property to be divided is going to be divided by pretty clear legal rules. While, certainly, the judges have discretion, the usual cause of a property trial is unrealistic expectations on one side, and/or an attorney who will not quash those unreasonable expectations.
Good legal advice saves you emotional and financial resources. Getting you to your next stage of life in good mental and financial health is a major goal of Craig Mason. Call Mason Law today for the family law attorney you need at (509) 443-3681.