Answer: Protecting your interests in a divorce often starts before the first pleading is ever filed with a court. One party or another may have access to joint marital funds and transfer those funds into a separate account. That can significantly impair your ability to fight the case moving forward. We try to account for that. We warn our clients of the significant risks they face and the exposure they face, both financially and both with regard to their own reputations going in to a divorce proceeding.
Oftentimes, parties make horrendous and ill-founded accusations in order to gain leverage in a proceeding, whether they’re allegations of family violence, violence toward children, other inappropriate behavior, adultery and so on. So, what we try to do is anticipate those, often attacks from one party to another and we try to account for those moving forward. We try to insulate you from the dangers presented by this whole process. So, we anticipate your needs going forward, we try to work together with the other party as best we can to anticipate those needs and create a good framework moving forward, whether that’s on a temporary basis, or whether or not that’s a resolution of the case, a swift resolution of the case. In either event, we try to accommodate you, anticipate your needs, anticipate the dangers of domestic litigation because we’ve seen these accusations and we’ve seen the real impact they have on professionals’ lives.