4 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Divorce

Divorce is stressful and filled with emotions, so sometimes you’re not always thinking clearly. Grab a pen and paper and write down this list of 4 mistakes you should avoid making in your divorce:

  1. Walking Away with Less Than You Should

Unfortunately, this happens a lot. You may get tired of dealing with your spouse and just want the divorce to be over. You simply don’t want to fight anymore. But once you sign the divorce agreement, there are no “do-overs.” Chances are you will regret walking away and giving up when you should have fought for what you are entitled to. This is why you need a divorce lawyer who will help you move forward even when you want to give up.

  1. Failing to Take Care of Yourself

Self-care is important when you’re going through a divorce. You need to take care of yourself not only for you, but also for your family. Think of the safety instructions onboard an airplane: put YOUR oxygen mask on before you assist your family members. You can’t take care of your family if you’re not taking care of yourself.

  1. Fighting Over Little Things

Don’t fight over who gets the china or the bed. This one drives most attorneys and judges nuts.  You end up spending more money on attorney’s fees than it would cost to go buy new china or a bed (who wants to keep the marital bed anyways?). Obviously, if the china was a gift from your grandma or the like then, yes, it may be worth it. But you need to pick your battles. Focus on the big things!

  1. Putting Your Kids in the Middle

This is bad for everyone involved. It will damage the kids and will also cause harm to their relationship with both parents. Involving your kids in the divorce can also hurt your chances of getting the timesharing you want with your kids. It’s a factor that the judge will take into consideration when deciding issues related to the kids.

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Therese Felth McKenzie

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