Avoid These Common Divorce Mistakes
Divorce is not uncommon. Neither are some of the mistakes made in the divorce process. Save yourself some unnecessary hardship and avoid these common divorce mistakes. Doing so can lead to a smoother transition to this next phase in life.
Don’t turn to Google for advice
The internet is great for many things. Searching for advice regarding your divorce is not one of them. Every divorce is uniquely personal. What is right for one individual is not always best for another. Resist the temptation to search online forums or articles on divorce for the solution to your situation. Instead, surround yourself with supportive friends and family and seek the counsel of an experienced, qualified divorce attorney who will personally handle your case and work with you to protect your interests and reach your desired outcome.
Marriages are intimate relationships. As such, they may be very difficult to discuss with an outside party. But in order for legal counsel to advise you and act in your best interests, it is critical that you be open and honest when answering questions and discussing aspects of your relationship. It is the only way a divorce attorney can act in your best interests. Withholding important information will only hurt you in the long run.
Recognize that divorce is often a difficult process. It is emotional. It may be frustrating. It can be stressful and confusing. Understand that before beginning the divorce process. It will better prepare you to face the challenges that lie ahead.
Make sure your vision of life post-divorce is realistic in terms of where you will live, your finances, and your day-to-day lifestyle. Divorce is a major life transition; having realistic expectations regarding the outcome of your divorce will foster sound decision-making during the process.
Get the facts about finances
Obtain accurate information regarding your financial situation. This includes expenses, income, debt, investments, and retirement savings. Consider potential costs of healthcare and the market value of your property. Understanding the numbers is key to avoiding making costly mistakes.
Have questions regarding divorce? Give us a call
At the Fort Worth Law Office of Kyle Whitaker, our experienced Texas divorce attorneys understand divorce can be overwhelming and highly emotional for both you and your family. Let us help. With compassion and personal attention to each case, our skilled team works with you before, during, and after divorce, acting on your behalf to protect your interests and ensure the best possible outcome in your divorce. We are available to answer all your questions; give us a call to schedule a confidential consultation with a member of our team. We can be reached at 817-332-7703 or contact us online.