With temporary orders in place, you and your attorney are free to begin working on your major areas of concern. You’ll have to complete the steps of gathering the information, investigating when necessary and analyzing the issues before you’ll be ready to start putting your settlement proposal or trial brief together.

Chapter Ten is the next step in an ideal development of your case. It will guide you through the final stages of gathering evidence and choosing experts for your case. However, you may need to review the next chapter if your case preparation is constantly interrupted rather than proceeding in an ideal manner.

Is your case out of control? Are there frequent trips to the courthouse and continual sniping or outright attacks? If so, you’ll have to fight every step of the way. Is your spouse simply unreasonable? Your case preparation is affected too. Almost every case has its hurdles. Chapter Nine will help you deal with extraordinary situations and obstacles.