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5 Personal Matters You Should Discuss With Your Divorce Lawyer

After you hire a divorce attorney, understand that you will need to discuss some highly personal matters if your split is a contentious one. You may prefer to keep important information under wraps. However, doing so can work against you as you try to negotiate issues such as division of assets, spousal support and child custody. Your spouse may talk about these matters with their own lawyer even if the two of you had agreed not to do this. Also, even if you’re sure your spouse doesn’t know certain information, somebody else may talk or find out.  Examples of Personal Issues You May Need to Discuss Illegal Activity If you have done something illegal that could affect your divorce case, tell your lawyer. For example, if you have indulged in smoking marijuana in a state where it’s not legal, or if you’ve driven a vehicle after drinking too much alcohol, your lawyer needs to know. If you were arrested for shoplifting as a teenager, say so. That doesn’t mean your lawyer will ever reveal this information. It means if the allegation comes up during mediation or in court, your attorney won’t be blindsided. Your contract with your lawyer ensures attorney-client privilege, so your lawyer cannot divulge what you say unless you allow it. An exception to this privilege would be if you tell your attorney about your plans to commit a crime in the future. Infidelity If you’ve been cheating on your spouse, tell your lawyer. Even if you feel certain your spouse doesn’t know, you may be wrong about that. You also can never be sure they won’t find...

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