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Common mistakes to avoid during divorce

Divorce can be a challenging and painful experience for many individuals. Deciding to get divorced is never an easy decision to make, especially when it comes to dividing the couple’s property and assets and figuring out how to successfully raise the children. 

While it may be difficult to make so many life-changing decisions during the divorce process, individuals need to remember that these decisions will have an impact on the rest of their lives so they should try to make the process as easy and stress free as possible.

What can individuals going through divorce do to make the process less stressful? One of the biggest ways people can reduce the stress of divorce is to be aware of the most common divorce mistakes and what to do instead.

One of the biggest mistakes people make is making decisions out of anger instead of thinking logically and realistically. Individuals should keep their emotions in check and try to be as respectful as possible during the divorce process.

Another common mistake is venting on social media about the divorce. A person’s social media profile can be used against them in divorce, especially if there is evidence of being dishonest or engaging in illegal activities.

Other common mistakes include not understanding how property is divided and not having a valid prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. It is important to understand the divorce process and what considerations individuals should make during negotiations. That is why it is important to work with your own divorce attorney to help guide you through this process and avoid making these common divorce mistakes.

Source: FindLaw, “10 Common Divorce Mistakes to Avoid,” Betty Wang, July 28, 2013

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