Evidence For Divorce
During a divorce, there is a range of issues that you and your spouse will need to address. Who has primary custody of your kids? How will your property and financial accounts be divided? Will one of you receive alimony? If you are like other divorcing couples in Georgia, it is not always easy to come to a mutual agreement on these matters. When this happens, it will be up to you and your divorce lawyer to build a strong case to support your position. And a strong case relies on solid evidence.
Where To Look For Evidence To Support Your Position
At Daniels & Rothman, we take a proactive approach to building our divorce cases. From day one, we will create a plan to help you locate and secure vital evidence. Our Athens family law practice is led by Gregory Daniels, an experienced attorney with nearly 25 years of legal practice. Mr. Daniels is highly skilled in contested divorce matters and understands where to look for evidence and how to use that evidence to the benefit of our clients.
As your legal counsel, we can help you understand how to secure evidence of:
- Income: Evidence can include pay stubs, W2s, tax returns, a business audit and bank statements.
- Hidden assets: We will look for evidence of unreported income, secret bank accounts or retirement accounts, phony business expenses, safe deposit boxes and financial accounts created using your child’s Social Security number.
- Adultery: Evidence can include credit card charges, receipts, photographs, emails, texts, phone calls and online posting.
- Abuse: Evidence may include police records, hospital records, witness statements and your written documentation of any abuse events.
Do Not Create Evidence That Can Be Used Against You
As you go through the divorce process, it is important that you do not create any evidence that your spouse could potentially use against you. This means you need to be cognizant of your texts, phone calls, voice messages, Facebook posts, financial spending, Internet browsing, alcohol use and conversations with your children. Your spouse can take any negative comments or actions and use it as ammunition in your divorce. Be especially mindful of all digital and online activity. Do not send threatening texts. Do not bad-mouth your spouse online or in an email. Once created, these records do not go away and a crafty lawyer can spin them against you.
The Sooner You Call Us, The Better
The longer you wait to call an attorney, the more time your spouse has to hide or destroy vital evidence. We encourage you to contact our law firm today at 706-621-5166 and learn more about how we can help.