Divorce is a difficult and emotionally challenging process during which it is often easy to make mistakes. Unfortunately, these mistakes can be costly or result in unnecessary delays during a time when you may be in a hurry to start a new chapter. Continue reading to find out how you can avoid some of the most common divorce mistakes.
Common Divorce Mistakes
The outcome of your divorce will have a major impact on your future, so you will want to avoid making any mistakes along the way to becoming single.
Here are some of the most common divorce mistakes you should avoid:
- Not listening to your lawyer’s advice: You are probably going to get a lot of divorce advice during this time and not all of it should be considered with equal weight. An experienced divorce lawyer’s advice is not the same as the advice your friend may give you. The law is complex and not all cases are identical, so what worked for your friend may not work for you. Your friends and family may mean well, but your divorce attorney’s job is to protect your interests.
- Kicking things off aggressively: A lot of people see divorce as a battle and, as such, begin with a very aggressive approach. Unfortunately, this often just leads to more legal costs and a more time-consuming process.
- Using social media to vent: You may have used your Facebook or Instagram account to vent in the past, but during the divorce process, it is best to lay low and never mention your divorce or use it to badmouth your spouse. Ultimately, these posts will come back to bite you in court.
- Failing to gather necessary financial information: You cannot appropriately divide property, assets, and debt without a full financial picture, so if you failed to collect everything you need, this will put you at a disadvantage. If you do not know how to gather all of these documents, work with your attorney to collect and understand them.
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