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Costly Divorce Mistakes You Should Avoid

Are you getting a divorce? It might be a first-time experience for you and, in addition to this being an emotionally overwhelming experience, it is also a complicated legal process and mistakes are often made. That is why it is imperative to hire skilled legal counsel to help you avoid making these any costly errors throughout the process.

Here are some of the most common preventable mistakes you should avoid making as you embark on the process of dissolving your marriage:

  • You failed to learn enough about the process: Your attorney will take care of you throughout your divorce and ensure you do not miss any important deadlines, but you should still educate yourself and learn as much as you can about the process. If something does not make any sense to you, ask your attorney. If you have concerns about how your assets and property will be divided, talk about it with until you grasp a better understanding of what is happening. You cannot take a backseat in matters such as this, especially when so much is at risk. Remember that your attorney is here to serve you, so make sure you use his or her knowledge and expertise.
  • You failed to be honest with your attorney: Your attorney represents you and your interests, so you would be doing yourself a major disservice if you were dishonest or omitted pertinent information. If your attorney does not know absolutely everything that could potentially impact your case, something might catch him or her by surprise, and ultimately jeopardize your chances of a successful outcome. Be honest with your attorney and, of course, be honest with yourself.
  • Not understanding your priorities: Instead of fighting for assets or property that you have no meaning for you, stay focused on the things that matter. Otherwise, you will end up prolonging the process, which will raise the cost of your divorce. To save time, money, and heartache, prioritize the things that matter to you and try to set aside the rest, no matter how much you might want to fight for something simply out of spite.
  • Not giving your children enough of your time: If you have children, you know this will be a difficult experience for them to endure and they are likely feeling upset, hurt, confused, and afraid. You need to give your children as much of your time as you can to help them cope with the coming changes and adjust to your family’s new dynamic. How you handle this time now will have a profound impact on their future and your relationship with them, so try to be there for them.

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Divorce Attorney!

If you are planning on getting a divorce, do not neglect to obtain the experienced legal assistance of a divorce attorney. At the Law Office of Jerome P. Ventura, our divorce team has been assisting clients for more than two decades and is prepared to guide you through the complexities of your own case.

Contact our law office today at (954) 280-6119 to schedule a free case review with our knowledgeable divorce attorney. You do not have to go through this alone!