In a divorce, it is easy to allow your feelings to take over and affect your ability to make the right decisions. Hiring an experienced divorce attorney can help keep you from making many of these mistakes, so it is essential to listen to the advice you receive and understand why certain actions should be avoided. Even the smallest mistake can have an impact on your life for many years to come and, although it is possible to modify a court order, it will cost less and spare you unnecessary trouble if you take the right steps on the first time.
Save Yourself Money and Time by Avoiding these Mistakes
When you make mistakes throughout the divorce process, it can potentially cost you in ways you did not expect. Not only can it cost you money and time, but some of the mistakes you make throughout the divorce process can impact the relationship you have with your children or co-parent. When the ink dries on your divorce decree and the dust settles, you are going to want to move forward with your life in the best way possible and, to accomplish that, you will need to handle this process with care.
Avoid some of these mistakes to secure a better, brighter future:
- You are unwilling to cooperate and compromise: If you are stubborn and unwilling to compromise, your divorce is going to take a lot more time, cost a lot more money, and likely turn into an ugly battle that will only make you feel worse. Moreover, you probably will not be pleased with the outcome, so you are not doing yourself any favors. The best way to obtain a settlement that will speak to your needs and goals is to work with spouse and negotiate in good faith.
- You are unaware of your options: Many divorcing spouses assume they will have to appear in court to effectively dissolve their marriage, but this is far from the truth. Before you get started on the divorce process, find out more about the approach that works best for you, whether it be mediation or collaborative divorce.
- You badmouth your spouse to your kids: You might be pretty angry with your spouse, but if you really want to vent, do so to a trusted friend, relative, or a therapist. You do not want to poison your children against your spouse or this could be seen as parental alienation, which a judge will seriously frown upon.
- Dating before your divorce is finalized: You are probably eager to get back out there and rebound, but this can take your attention away from healing from your divorce and, if you have kids, you will end up spending less time helping them cope with this situation. Hold off until after your divorce is finalized before finding a new special someone.
Contact a Divorce Attorney at Mitchell & West LLC Today!
If you and your spouse are headed for a divorce, you will need a compassionate legal advocate on your side to help get you through it. At Mitchell & West LLC, our divorce team will provide the guidance and representation you need to protect your interests and smoothly dissolve your marriage.
Call us today at (305) 783-3301 to schedule a case review.