If you have to take your spouse to court over your divorce, you may be frustrated and annoyed. You might have done your best to negotiate with them but not been able to in the end. What should you do to prepare for court? Here are three tips.

Get ready by knowing what you want and need

It’s natural to want to do everything you can to make them “lose” in court after going through what you have, but if you want to make the most of this time, it’s better to sit down with your attorney and talk about what you need, so you can seek exactly that in court.

Prepare yourself to look the part of the positive spouse

When you go to court, you want to look appropriate by making sure your hair is done well, that you’re dressed appropriately in business-like attire and that you are emotionally prepared. When you’re in front of the judge, you want to look your best to make a good impression.

Don’t let your spouse get to you

Finally, don’t let the things your spouse says or does in the courtroom get to you. Don’t make any outbursts or lose your temper. Stay calm, so you can show that you’re reasonable and prepared to talk about the aspects of your divorce that need to be heard.

These three tips can make you look great in court and impress a judge. The right attitude going in can make a difference in your case and how you’re perceived.