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Slow Down Before You Hurt Yourself

By Allison Schreiber Lee

I remember when I was little and I would be running on the playground, at the pool, anywhere really, and my mom would yell out “Slow down before you hurt yourself!” Those cautionary words were well-heeded when I was younger, and they are just as well heeded when going through a divorce.

Once the decision to get divorced has been made by you or your spouse, and once you’ve decided you’re ready to get through it all and move on, you may be tempted to hurry things along; selling the house or applying to refinance the house or getting the kids registered in a new school district. All of these tasks, while usually made with the best of intentions, can have an impact (often negative) on your divorce.

Your actions may have consequences that you either do not or cannot know if you are not a family law attorney. You may be taking steps to undermine the legal positions your attorney will recommend you take. You may be violating court rules that you don’t know exist. So while it’s tempting to do what you can to get through the divorce and get it over with, you should use caution in your actions.

The attorneys at Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C. can assist you in mapping out a course of action for your divorce, and in providing words of caution when needed.


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Allison Schreiber Lee

Allison Schreiber Lee

Allison Schreiber Lee is a seasoned trial attorney and has been lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials. In 2011, Ms. Schreiber Lee was co-lead counsel in one of the longest jury trials in the history of the City of St. Louis. Ms. Lee has also tried more than 100 non-jury trials to verdict, including representation in divorce and modification hearings.