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You have absolutely no way to control how fair your spouse is going to be in this. As a matter of fact, the best way to control that is make sure that you hire a really good attorney. I mean, because people go into these things a lot of the time, let’s say you’ve been married for 15 years and the attitude it, it’s the 2 of us and we’ve created this family, and it’s this family unit going together and that’s what we’re looking out for. Well, you know, the rules of the game have completely changed. Now it’s you are out to protect you and if you have kids, your kids. Your spouse is out to protect him and his kids. I mean, so there is no more of this of, well I want to necessarily be fair. It’s great when the people go in and treat it that way, but that is the exception rather than the rule. Typically it’s I want to make sure that I get mine and I cover what my needs are, and the other spouse frankly be damned.
Dallas high-net-worth divorce attorney, Mark Scroggins, discusses why hiring an attorney will ensure that you are represented fairly in your divorce.