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Massachusetts couples making avoidable divorce mistakes

Massachusetts men and women, seeking to dissolve their marriages, may be making common divorce mistakes. These mistakes can include benign oversights and outrageous errors in judgment. Fortunately, they are all avoidable and needn't make divorce proceedings more difficult.

Some divorce mistakes are quite understandable, such as not checking with a financial manager before proceedings occur. A financial manager can assist the couple in dividing assets fairly between them. If only one person is contemplating divorce, the financial manager can help him or her determine the best fiscally responsible path to take.

In regard to finances, a person getting a divorce should not hide money or quit a job, in order to punish his or her spouse. This is a knee-jerk reaction, and it's unhealthy and unwise. Instead, it's important to remain employed, if possible, even if one is worried about losing money through alimony or child support.

Beyond understanding all personal and communal assets before a divorce, any person who wants out would be wise to make sure he or she has a support system of friends and family members. Divorce is an emotionally fraught experience, even in the best of circumstances. Knowing you can depend on others will help make it less stressful.

Massachusetts husbands and wives, who have determined that they want a divorce, should evaluate the reasons why they wish to dissolve their unions. This way, they will not make the same mistakes down the road when entering into future relationships or marriages. Though divorce is never a simple process, understanding more about why it is sometimes necessary will help avoid trouble down the road.

Source: The Huffington Post, The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Considering a Divorce, Debbie Martinez, Oct. 15, 2013

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