Divorce is, by its very nature, an emotional process, which is often why making the right choices can be so challenging. Although an experienced divorce attorney can effectively advise and guide you, you will ultimately have to make your own decisions, so it is crucial to think logically instead of allowing your feelings to rule over your actions. Understanding some of the most common divorce mistakes can help you avoid them.
Familiarize Yourself with the Most Common Divorce Mistakes
One of the best ways to avoid making a preventable mistake during the divorce process is to learn more about them. We put together a list of some of the most common divorce mistakes and tips that will keep you from making them.
- Using the divorce process to get revenge: Divorcing spouses are often angry with each other, especially if something substantially hurtful led to the demise of the marriage, such as an affair. No matter how wronged you feel, however, do not use the divorce process to get revenge. It might feel good to watch your spouse struggle, but you will likely suffer a bit from this approach as well. The process will take more time, which means you will end up spending more on legal fees and, if you have children, it will add to their already high stress levels.
- Complaining about your spouse to your children: You will want to do a fair amount of venting during your divorce, but you should not do it in front of your children. Regardless of your divorce, your former spouse will always be a parent to your children and you need to respect that. Moreover, it can harm your chances of a favorable custody arrangement if the judge believes you are an uncooperative co-parent.
- Concealing assets: Even if you are only stowing away personal property, this can still substantially harm you in court. Everything, including the assets that are not subject to division, must be accounted for in a divorce. Hiding assets or property will have a severe impact on your case and can possibly result in criminal charges.
- Not hiring a divorce attorney: The internet is full of information, but no matter how much you research, nothing is comparable to what you will receive when you hire an experienced divorce attorney. Additionally, just because you decide to cut corners on legal representation does not mean your spouse will. You could end up in a severely disadvantaged position if you try to handle this on your own, without any assistance.
Your attorney is here to serve you, so carefully consider the advice you receive to avoid making impulsive decisions.
Contact an Experienced Divorce Attorney Today!
Filing for divorce is a major decision and you will need skilled legal guidance to get through it. At Aharonov & Revy Family Law, LLP, our divorce attorneys are dedicated to helping clients navigate this complex legal process, so they can move forward and find happiness.
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