The stress causes some to take actions that complicate and prolong their divorce proceedings, making their situation even more challenging.
Going through a divorce is often emotionally and mentally draining. The stress causes some to take actions that complicate and prolong their divorce proceedings, making their situation even more challenging.
At The Betz Law Firm, we understand how challenging your divorce can be, so we offer our clients superior legal representation in a boutique law firm setting with a close-knit team of professionals. We are committed to guiding our clients through the divorce process with the same level of professionalism that we would wish for our family members.
Here are some of the most common divorce mistakes people make and tips on avoiding them.
Don’t Drag Out Your Divorce
Some individuals drag out the process to get even with their spouse. It’s understandable why some might feel this way, but it hurts both parties and makes the entire process much longer than necessary.
If you have feelings like this, it’s important to remember that divorcing your spouse isn’t going to fix all of your problems, and punishing them will only end up hurting you in the long run. If you feel hurt or angry, try communicating with them instead of using this tactic. Also, talk to your attorney about how to move forward successfully. Since the process is already complicated, avoid making it any worse.
Refusing to Negotiate
Refusing to negotiate is one of the most common divorce mistakes. It leads to time-consuming and costly litigation. Remember, a negotiation is always an option, even in the most contentious situations. If both parties are willing to communicate, work together, and negotiate, they can generally resolve without going to court.
If one party refuses to negotiate or tries to bully their spouse into a settlement, the divorce will be much more complex. Instead of settling together, a judge gets involved in the case and decides their fate. This typically doesn’t work out in favor of either party.
Don’t Fail to Plan for the Future
Life after divorce is challenging to say the least. As a single person, you’ll only have one income and may be solely responsible for you and your children. Therefore, don’t fail to plan for the future when going through a divorce. You’ll need to update your budget and ensure you have enough money to cover your living expenses.
If you’re unsure where to begin, talk to a financial planner or lawyer specializing in family law. If you plan ahead, you can minimize much of the stress that comes with the divorce transition.
Don’t Attempt to Divorce on Your Own
Don’t try to get an online divorce or settle on your own without an attorney on your side. Divorce is complex, no matter what you hear on TV. There are many things you may not be aware of. Without a lawyer’s guidance and advice, you can easily make costly and potentially damaging mistakes.
Contact The Betz Law Firm
In matters of family law, our firm understands that resolving issues through mediation and negotiation will yield better results for both parties. While we are a team of successful litigators, we will set a tone that minimizes animosity and promotes cooperation. Our experience is that mediation is a preferred alternative to court trials and litigation.
Clear and concise communication is vital when dealing with issues surrounding your family and the legal system. Our team of attorneys is available around the clock to answer your questions and address your concerns. We understand how important your family is to you and make it a point to keep you and all concerned parties informed during each stage of the process.
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