Divorce is a complicated legal process that is often fraught with emotion. Under such tense and stressful circumstances, you may make a mistake that could impact your life for many years to come. Continue reading to learn more about these mistakes and how you can avoid them as you go through the process of dissolving your marriage.
Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes
For many, divorce is an emotional roller coaster. You might feel angry, depressed, or even afraid of the future. If you have children, you might be worried about how they will cope with this life-changing event or if it will affect your relationship with them. However, it is crucial not to let your fears interfere with your ability to make clear, legally sound decisions that protect your interests.
Below is a list of the top 5 divorce mistakes you would do well to avoid:
- Using your children as weapons: No matter how heated your divorce gets, you should never use your children as weapons. For example, trying to poison them against your spouse will only harm them. Regardless of the troubles in your marriage, your children deserve to have a relationship with both parents, so do not try to use them to gain an advantage in your case.
- Hiding marital assets: You might have some very strong opinions regarding who should keep which assets, but your best shot at keeping certain assets is through transparency. No one should hide marital assets.
- Refusing to cooperate: There are likely some issues on which you would like to remain steadfast, but if you refuse to budge on anything and turn every issue into a battle, this will only result in a lengthy and costly litigation process that may not benefit anyone in the end.
- Using social media: Social media lends itself to oversharing and venting. If you vent about your divorce or badmouth your spouse online, it may come back to haunt you in court. If you really need to talk about your divorce, call a friend or consider hiring a therapist.
- Not hiring a divorce attorney: Although an attorney is not required to get divorced, it would be a big misstep not to retain legal representation. Family law is a complex area of practice that you should not field your way through on your own.
Contact Our Family Law Team for the Skilled Legal Representation You Deserve
Ending a marriage is difficult, but with a compassionate and knowledgeable legal advocate on your side, the process can go smoothly and encounter fewer obstacles. At Galmiche Law Firm, P.C., our family law team is backed by more than three decades of combined experience. You can trust that we will use every effort to secure the best results for your case.
Reach out to our law firm today at (636) 552-4841 to set up an initial consultation.