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By: Allison Schreiber Lee

Getting divorced is rarely easy, especially when children are involved. Our emotions are fragile, our ego is hurt, we are afraid for the future, we worry about finances and where we will live and how we will survive. We are sad and sometimes despondent, we are wounded, and we need to take care of ourselves and our emotions, but also take care of the legal issues at hand.

When an animal is wounded it lashes out, often wreaking unintended havoc and hurting itself more in the process. So it is to go through a divorce emotionally unsupported: we may say things or do things that we will not only later regret, but which may hurt our legal case and cause the court to look at us in an unflattering light.

So what should you do when you are hurting and acting from emotion? Talk to your lawyer. Let them know your struggles. They may refer you to a counselor or therapist to assist you through the process emotionally. They should give you a list of things to do and not to do, things to run by them first, things not to say, actions to avoid, and steps moving forward.

Letting your attorney know that you are having a difficult time can assist you in feeling better and can help your case proceed more smoothly. The attorneys at Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C. have experience in guiding their clients through the process in the most effective way possible.


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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.