3 mistakes to avoid when going through the divorce process

On Behalf of | Aug 23, 2023 | Divorce

When facing divorce, emotional upheaval often leads to impulsive decisions or poor judgment. This can cause you to make mistakes that eventually cost you in your settlement. If you want the best chance at an equitable settlement, handle your divorce with care.

These are three mistakes to avoid in the divorce process.

1. Not being honest about your finances

The court considers your financial situation carefully in the settlement of your divorce. Accurate financial affadavits ensure equitable division of assets as well as accurate determinations of any support. Be honest and forthcoming on your financial disclosures to avoid any potential repercussions.

2. Fighting out of spite

Emotions often run high in the settlement negotiation process. If you feel wronged by your spouse, it is tempting to fight every aspect of the settlement and make the process more complicated. This increases conflict and makes it more difficult for you to get your fair share of the settlement. Put your emotions aside during the negotiations to help settle the case quickly and reasonably.

3. Forgetting the digital trail

In a technology age, few things ever really disappear. Text messages, emails and social media posts become relevant evidence in divorce proceedings. Even when you delete something, you cannot guarantee that there are no screenshots or saved copies.

Avoiding these common mistakes can help you finalize your divorce more efficiently. The better informed you are, the easier it is to navigate the divorce process. This knowledge helps you set clear expectations and avoid costly mistakes.